This board is really nice. I had a supermodel and got this, I think this its easier to ride, with not as "catchy" edges due to the rocker in the front. Rides really well. I downsized as reccomended by burton. Im 6.1 155lbs and ride the 157 only in backcountry areas and powder, and it holds up extremely well on all but waist deep pow. Even then, if its steep enough, it rides fine. Great board, I have the Diode bindings and those are insanely good as well. Super light combo if you must carry your board up hill. Burton continues to make excellent products. But this board is a definitely winner. 5 stars for sure.