I was blown away when I took a demo of this board and had to buy one immediately. The Billy Goat is a slayer. Stiff, stable and holds a edge at speed. The Billy Goat will enable you to hit the steepest terrain in less than ideal conditions at a full speed charge. I feel confident when ripping this board at full speed on the groomers and through the "chop" in poor conditions. In good conditions, the Billy Goat has decent float in the powder and will not disappoint either (although I usually take out my powder board on quiver days). Overall I would have to say that the Billy Goat is a true SUV of the mountain and you should really try it out or buy if you are an aggressive all mountain free rider.