I have been riding this board for about half a season now. I also tour with Alpine Trekkers (used with a variety of skis all with Salmon 916s) as well as with Marker Dukes on Praxis Powders. I have been very happy with the weight and durability of this board. I have blasted a few objects one of them being a metal I-beam that was buried under the snow at a trail head and the board only received a gouge that did not go through the p-tex. On this board I have Spark R and D bindings, which is the only way to go if you ride soft boots. The boots I use are Burton Ions and Driver X's both in size 8.5. This board is stable at speed and has a fairly large turning radius that is really only noticeable on groomers. This is not noticeable in powder as boards are easier to manipulate in those conditions. I typically ride solid boards in the 158-164 range. I was worried about this boards length, but it is nimble enough in the backcountry. I still plan on adding a shorter split to the quiver.