This board is awesome. I have previously had the Nitro Nyx and there were times I thought it was just too still. This is basically a softer version of the Nyx. Nitro heard women saying the Nyx was stiff and made us this board. This board is really fun, poppy and responsive. Does great booking down the mt or in the park. I rode this board at the very end of last season and did not end up on any rails, but jumped with it and it was poppy off the lips. Fun on side hips and goofing around on the fun jumps and whoops on the side of groomed runs. I took this out kiteboarding one day also and it was fun to kiteboard with. comfortable to lean back into the heal edge and cruise. This is a great board and it will not disappoint.