The 2008 Malolo 162 was my first board, and having only rode rentals before it, I was obviously amazed. It performed great; I first rode North Carolina with it. We had decent conditions the first few days, a little ice here and there, but the Malolo actually handled well even on the ice! It surprised me a lot. I could race down the mtn, blowing past my buddies and spinning with ease. The last couple of days there, we caught 10" of powder. I didn't think the board could handle any better, but when I got first tracks in deep pow between trees, it felt like I could die happily.
Overall, the board handles well, turns and spins easily, and runs smooth and fast. No jitters for me; all fun on the mtn. Get one!