This is your dream stick. I have last years 168, and I wouldn't trade it for a loaf of bread if i were starving to death. Seriously, if you spend any time out west riding the fluffy pow, this board will change your life. My 168 Slackcountry is under 7 pounds! Thats lighter than my 154 Skate Banana (which I also love). One more thing...Ride's 90A slimewalls are translucent! I can actually see inside the board! Amazing. If I sound like a Ride Snowboards paid shill, its because I wish I was after riding this board.