My friend talked me into a Nyx this fall and I love it. I just took it to Utah this past week. At Brighton it did great holding its edge on the groomed runs/icy runs and is great in the park (on the rails)! I agree, it is stiff, but it just takes some getting used to. I then rode it in a little over a foot of powder and it did very well.. for being a true twin and only a 149, the board held its own and cut right through everything. I love my new board, it was a blast, and I know you will love it too if you get one! Props to Nitro.