So this was my first BTX board, and I don't think I'm ever leaving it. I am 5'8 and got the 156 because I like to go steep and deep, as well as ride fast and hard down groomers. This board did not disappoint. First day out this board had every condition thrown at it, and it really preformed in it all. It had unreal float in the powder, great edge control and stability at high speeds (no chattering. I was worried about this), and sliced through ice like it was its job. The flex was perfect for me, not too soft, but definitely flexible enough to respond quickly. On jumps, the pop was surprisingly good, and even when I landed had on my tail, it snapped me flat base again. I haven't had any issues with the durability with the board yet. Would recommend this board to intermediate to advanced riders who wanna turn the whole mountain into their park.