I've been riding a Burton Malolo for the past 3 years, and recently got the A-Frame. This board is incredible - it is extremely quick and edgy (not for the faint of heart) and rides like a dream. I'm bored with this same phrase, but the A-Frame really did "take my riding to another level". I would recommend it for speed, carving, and trees. It doesn't have as much float in the powder as the Malolo (may need to set the bindings back a bit more), but definitely is a quicker and more fun board. LOVE IT!