Made the switch in the early 90's to snowboarding and finally found my "special stick" a few years ago and haven't looked back. If you want a board that can hang with you anywhere, in my opinion this is it. I'm about 5'9" 160 and ride a '60. Trees, steeps, bumps, drops, pow, you name it - this is my go-to. (Though I also keep a bigger powder board around for those just right days). Don't spend too much time in the park anymore, but there's enough pop here to keep me from embarrassing myself in front of the kids. holds up pretty well too.. my last customX lasted 2.5 seasons of pretty hard riding at Kirkwood.