Yeah it works
I bought this board before heading to Japan for a couple of weeks at the start of 2012. It was the first board I'd bought for myself so this review may be a bit biased.
It was awesome.
I'm a beginner/intermediate rider and i had a blast, took whatever i threw at it. Im more of an all mountain rider rather than park so i cant say too much about jibbing and jumps but it took the thickest powder like a champ and survived the bumps and bruises I dished out to it. Heaps of fun!