I purchased this item as a gift and he has not had a chance to use it yet this season, but is stoked to give it a shot once winter joins us. I can update this review when I have feedback on use over looks. Overall the board is really nice. I was having problems with the first one I looked at (same board) as the color of the graphics did not match the board shown above and the split did not sit flush (not because of the magma traction, but something with the cut of that particular board). Regardless I touched base with Jones and was informed that the color is a grey graphic with a red and black base and Jones has chosen flip flop their base colors to save on materials so the base colors change but not the top sheet does not. He also said that you nor the dealer have the option on what base is ship out to the retail location. He has also assured me that all boards this season are all produced at GST in Austria and are very high quality so I may have encountered a fluke in the batch. Overall I think this will be a fun board to play around on and explore the Backcountry, but I will need to update this review once it has a few days on the snow.