If you want a stick that's going to go the distance, this is it. I've been riding my Legacy since January '05 and it's still holding up. There is no chatter & this board is super responsive (even on ice), it destroys groomers, hardpack, and cuts through ice. Mine is a 163 - it absolutely slays the mountain on pow days. Plus it has sick polar bear graphics.
Stiffer than most, and on account of its extra width (that's what she said!) it's not built to ride park all day. I bought this board because I wear an 11 and my stance is 0/0. Everyone says you can reduce toe drag by adjusting stance, but dood, have you ever tried riding fakie with your feet pointing 15 degrees the wrong direction?
Also, I would not recommend this board for beginners.