It doesn't butter, but is spreads sweetness all over the hill if you know how to push your own limits. Took the Proto CT154 out on a 6in + day at Canyons in Park City and banged out a few tree lines with more than recorded snow levels, hucked a 15 footer along the way, laid down some deep turns on groomers, and got my fair share of face shots (considering the below-rad snow depth right now) on a steep, north side ridge. The CT has a lot of pop in the tail, but that equates to a stiffer feel overall. While a true park rider can kill a big line effortlessly thanks to the CT's blunted tip and tail and ultralight weight, it's not as forgiving as the EVO. On the other hand, it rides as well switch as regular, with the exception of a slightly shorter edge when you make switch turns. Bottom line, this CT is one you want to show off in public.