I rode this board at a demo at Copper mtn. early season. Within a week I was tracking one down and busting out the $$$. Rode it this weekend at Copper. F-ing awesome!! I don't know how much time my other deck will be seeing this season. I may as well sell it and buy a new Mag/Banana next season with teh $$$. I've been riding for over 15 years and can truly say that if this deck rides deep snow as stated, it is truly a quiver killer. I like how mervin doesn't over market their technology. ie Burton.... I haven't paid retail for a snowboard in 10 years and have no qualms about dropping the $$ on this deck. I have no buyers remorse, more like buyers elation. If you can get your hands on one, buy it!!!