I bought this board because of all the featues it had. I must say that the banana is worthless. This board does not ride well over powder. The base is extremely slow, I belive this is because it is rockered. I also own a Burton hero rockered which is slow as well. The magne traction makes the board very twitchy kinda of like oversteering. All said and done I don't think I'll ever be buying a gnu or a lib tech board again. I'll stick with my regular cambered Burton x-8 and my captita mid life artist. Those are way better boards!