I love my new Split Board. It rides like a dream through powder. However, because the board is significantly heavier than my normal board, it is hard to ride in heavy, sun-baked snow. The board is a little tedious to put together. Skinning up is easy and so much better than snow shoes! Use your heels, stand upright, and keep your skis flat while skinning- this helps a lot. The system is really easy to take apart and put back together.