My stick of choice for the last 3 seasons has been the Gnu Danny Kass so I can't help but compare the 2. I was forced into buying this board from location but was pleasantly surprised. Both my Gnu's and This one Are 153, and are fairly similar. Both nice to ride around the park, do laps all over piste and (as long as your back leg is phat) holds it's own in pow, I have ridden 7th in Whis in balls deep. I'm 6'2" and am a firm believer that you can drop 5cm if you go reverse camber which makes freeriding more free! If you like the park but also want an all round shred stick...sick board! But if you don't mind spending a few extra go the Kass, it slays!