If you go on riverboat gambling trips, and make our own beef jerky this board is for you. If you like to putts around the mountain and never leave your comfort zone you should look else where. The board grips like a traditional camber yet doesn't have those annoying contact points. They have replaced that sections of board with a subltle rocker zone. This is a pretty stiff/strong board if you fall in the recomended weight range. I am about 175-180 and ride the 156 and can lean back as far as I want and the board can take it. I honestly haven't been this stoked on a board in a long time. It's a go fast and ride hard type of board. It's almost like the board is asking you to find steeper terrain and and bigger lines. It has a very stable and consitent flex which creates some very nice pop. The EG Sintered Base is really hard and can take quite a bit of impact and scaping before damage occurs. Let's put the women and children to bed and go lookin' for dinner! I mean Powder!