I live near Arbor Sports and there is no doubt that they produce amazing snowboards. Arbor is one the most supportive companies you'll ever come across! I picked up the '06 Mystic from this site during mid-season and it took some getting used to the overall stiffness compared to the Arbor Element I was riding. The Mystic is a specialized board focusing on the pipe. I definitely don't recommend it for rails/jibbing... it is that stiff! It's a solid ride in hard pack conditions... I also rode the Mystic on an 'epic' pow-day, and although I was wishing I had packed my Element during that weekend, the Mystic was definitely capable of dealing with powder conditions. Again, there is very little flex with the Mystic, but you can probably ollie to the moon if you're able to compress the bamboo core! I would highly recommend this board to any intermediate/advanced pipe boarder.