I finally got to test this board out during winter break and I love it! It was definitely worth the investment. The graphics look even better in person and I like how they left the wood grain showing thru in a couple places. It is really responsive and by the second run I could tell that I had way more control than with my old board. I bought the escapade bindings for it and I am in love with the whole set-up. I would recommend this board to anyone.