This board is absolutely the best board I have yet riden, being a snowboard instructor for 7 years that's saying a lot. It is amazing at holding an edge at high speeds on the steeps but also staying really smooth at the same time. In the park the lightweight and pop allows you to go bigger then you have ever before. Seriously the first time you hit a monster lip you'll scare yourself! Only down side to this board is it is a little on the stiff still grinds rails as smooth as an all out park board.