Solid - what else would you expect?
Great, great, great board. I generally like park-oriented, all-mountain sticks (rode an 07 Agent all last year), but after I demoed the Anthem (and Design) at the beginning of this season, I couldnt help but pick it up it was SO stable at speed as I was gunning down the trails, and you could carve the living daylights out of it. The board cut through the crud and mush when the temps were a little warm, and when the ice coast lived up to its name, it held an edge like a champ. I always felt stable and centered --- even when I got a little stupid on my runs, the Anthem kept me planted, and I rarely caught an edge. Comparatively speaking, the stick seems to have a lot more pop, and feels significantly lighter than last years model. This is definitely a worthy choice!