I recently took this board on a 3 day ski/board trip. Conditions we mixed during the 3 days of soft, slushy and icy. I loved how that I could fly down the mountain at high speeds and have solid control as it boarded from shady icy spots to warm soft areas. I was super tasty when taking big carving turns down the mountain as well. It was dreamy in the trees and rides as smooth switch as it does regular. I rode the 164 and I really only have great feelings towards this board. Quick, solid, maneuverable, stable, fast. Loved it. Win Win.