I bought this board in 2010 (yellow and black). I was previously riding a sims ritual board. It was night and day in the powder. I do a lot of big mountain and powder riding. (powder snob not a park rat, lol) and I honestly don't think there is anything better out there. The aggressive reverse camber makes carving effortless. On hard pack its kinda annoying. It seams to want to wash out pretty easy and you have to stay on top of things. The board is also tougher than nails. Still don't have a scratch on it and I'm pretty tough on boards, always hitting iron bunnies, Snowmobiles and truck beds seam to take a toll on other boards, but this one holds up. I love this board so much that I'm going to buy a beater this year for the ice and rocks, and save this one just for the powder days. I know it would would hold up but I want this board to last for years and years. So if you love big mountains and deep snow buy this board.