this is only my second season snowboarding and i don't feel like i am using this thing to its full potential, other then that i love everything about this board turning is super easy, I've rode in some pretty icy conditions this year and this thing just shreds through it no problem. Tons of speed, maybe too much for someone like me haha but still fun none the less. i'm 5'7 185 and running the 158 ( a little to big for me i know) and w/ 2012 cartels on them and i couldn't ask for anything more from this board. the one bad thing i can say about it is that it kinda feels like it wants to turn by itself sometimes but that could just be my inexperience and the conditions i've been riding in. Long story short if your thinking about getting this board, DO IT!