let me start by saying "support america and yourself". one of last board companies that is still making here. if they are producing abroad for 1/3 of the price and still overcharging you then screw them.
past that, this board is the best i've ever ridden. it's light and responsive. i love the new rocker/camber combo they've been using. it's a mid wide that i can still put my size 12's on and ride hard (no toe drag but also not a heavy beast like the wides used to be). it's got great float and has let me shorten my board length a few cm's from what i used to ride.
ONE LAST POINT-MAGNE TRACTION!! the design is sick and really holds all the time. i used to ride the east coast which is nothing but ice. everyone out there should be riding libtech or gnu. now i'm riding here in utah and there isn't as much ice obviously but it's still good to have.