I'm not one to buy into the hype but this board was fantastic! I have never been so comfortable riding switch. I'm from australia where conditions range from atrocious to bareable and the pickle held up all over the mountain. Magne-traction is the bomb it gave me confidence to push it down the iciest slopes oz can throw at it! I'm about 145lb and 170cm and was riding a 153cm paired with some K2 auto evers. Get one!