I was skeptical because I have owned and ridden other burtons and have not liked them much at all. This board handles totally different. It is light and maneuverable which i like. Great for playing around and spinning off everything you can find. Handles well at all speeds. Havnt tried it in pow yet but I plan on picking one up ASAP. Only down side is since there is not much of a tip and tail its hard to butter around. I butter was not smooth at all. All around fun board.