a major improvement over the decade
oh man, its been a decade since I bought my last feelgood? lets just say a lot of technology has changed. This board is so responsive and well constructed that no matter what you throw at it, it will take it. It is primarily an all mountain board (no reverse camber here) but it has enough flexibility that it handles tricks very easily. It ate up icy spots for lunch and didn't chatter at high speeds.
I would have to say the only thing that I did not enjoy with this board is that burton really limited their customers to only be able to use their EST bindings. But fortunately for me I have the bindings that are compatible.
I also took a detail shot of the graphics for you to see that those designers at burton know how to make a product look good (144) thanks for letting the wood shine through!