This years lip-stick is a huge improvement over last year. I had the 152 last year and it had no edge, unless conditions were perfect I hated riding it, ice was a nightmare. I read they had improved the edge this year, so I tried again, this time a 154, and I love it. I have my old Forum bindings on it, the first time I took it out it seemed too fast, but my second day with it and I love it!! Just ordered some Custom EST's in purple, can't wait to see the difference the EST bindings make . . . the boards graphics are hot, not that you should buy a board on looks alone . . .but I am a chick, it matters!