I have yet to kiss the snow with this new axe, yet from looks alone this is one absolutely gorgeous board. I live in Denver, and am all about supporting the local peeps, but beyond that, the local peeps are building sticks that compete on the highest level of the world circuit. Something to be proud of for sure! Alas, i will not even think about poppin this boards cherry till i get at least 8 inches of fresh pow on top of that autumn base. I will log in when that happens, but I predict that i will be nothing less than blown away by the R.C., suppose you could chalk that up to my bias view of ridin a home town hero................lol, everything we do from here on out ,is "icing on the cake".