Nidecker (whom presses all of Jones's boards) makes exceptional products and made it an easy choice for me to purchase the Solution 168. I have put ~40 days on it now and am able to give a reasonable review on it. I ride it with the Karakoram interface/bindings and have had absolutely no problems descending anything thus far. It handles solidly on hard snow in couloirs, floats incredibly in deep snow, transitions edge to edge well on steep/ tightly enclosed terrain and holds up well at speed. My only caveat is that the early rise tip and tail will give less purchase on the skin trail which usually is of little concern unless on hard snow and steep skinners (time to boot pack or slap on crampons anyway...) but that being said this is an exceptional splitboard and easily competes with decks $300 more expensive. I highly recommend this ride and also highly recommend buying the Karakoram bindings/ interface to accompany it as well.