I've been using a Control 158 for about 4 years now. It a solid ride and very sturdy. I am 5'9 and 175lbs and I have found this board to be very fast with wonderful edge control. With little maintenance I have kept it in top shape without having to bring it to a shop. Nothing wrong with the top sheet and the base is still going strong. Its dropped in all types of backcountry in Canada, Nevada, and Alaska!! (shreds the groomers here in Virginina =(
NOT A PARK BOARD!!! I have taken many spills on it attempting rails and jumps. The older model I use has limited pop, super stiff, and pretty hefty. Keep it on the groomers, or better, get into some untracked POW and float away!