I bought one of these while I was instructing in Tahoe a couple of years back. For the time I had it, the board treated me really well. It was a really fun park/pipe board, really flexy and fun to butter around on. I had the 157 and went down to Kirkwood with some friends on a powder day. They couldn't fit my Phoenix 160 in their car and although I was leary about riding such a short board in the 16-18" of fresh tahoe cream that had fallen the night before, the TRS didn't disappoint. The board did really well in the pow, but once it started to get choppy I wanted my Phoenix. I managed to snap the tail all the way through that day coming down ultra tail heavy on a BS 3 on this fun hip outta one of the gullies there, but I would've broken any board landing the way I did. I don't think the little feet that stick out on the burton Cartel's helped anything either. In fact, I think they helped to focus the load and break the board. Regardless, I loved my TRS and had to go over a year and a half without one until last year just before a trip to Baker, and Hood a local shop had one left in an end of the season sale for 40% off. I couldn't resist. I'm super happy to have a TRS back in my quiver. It's a really fun board to ride just about any where.