I rode this 156 in some fresh powder the first time that I used it, and it took a little getting used to because my old board, a 154 DC MLF, is lighter and easier to maneuver. So i tried spinning 180s in the air, and it took some time to get used to the weight but eventually it worked out and I got used to it.
Then I used it a few days later on some ice/slush. WOW. this board stays flat never slips, and is awesome for these conditions. Magnetraction is awesome for this but can be harder to maneuver if youre going for a bigger all mountain board.
Overall, this is a great stick. Wish it came somewhere in between 152 and 156.