I have been riding since 1986 when people would come up to me at Lake Louise and Sunshine and say 'what the hell is that?' I have probably tried around 50 snowboards in my life and feel qualified to say: This is the greatest snowboard ever made. It literally changed my life. I got out 54 times last season on this board and 34 times so far this season...it's the swiss army knife of snowboards. I can handle ANY terrain...pow, groomers, corn, chunks, ice, moguls, glades, slush, the park...this thing is insane. The stiffness takes a little getting used to, but the reward is huge. This thing carves up hardpack and groomers like nobody's business...you can almost touch your chest to the snow toeside. I'm 6'3" and 210lbs and used to riding things like my old Burton Johan 63..which was a pretty big board, but even with toe risers I would catch toeside when carving deep. The wide on this board let's my size 13 feet carve for the first time ever. I can't say enough about this board...the best EVER.