I've owned this board for two years and am very happy with it. The board is quite stiff and great in powder. Lean back and relax. It has some pop but is not really meant for the park. I noticed that I get incredibly fast on the board with no chatter to worry about. I would not recommend the board to beginners since it takes some getting used to the stiffness of the board. I did have a problem keeping wax on my board, it never seems to last very long. I actually got stuck once on the mountain where I had to take the lift down due to NO wax left on the board. Imagine standing at the beginning of a black diamond slope, leaning down the mountain and the board not moving one bit. I have never seen something like that before. Therefore, only 4/5.