I loved my 2016 Hovercraft but was intrigued by the Ultracraft's new design for this year and the prospect of a lighter board--so I pulled the trigger on this. At first I thought I'd made a terrible mistake; it seemed like the Hovercraft made me a better rider, but the Ultracraft just exposed my weaknesses. This board wants to turn and it wants to GO, and I was just along for the ride, barely hanging on. However, after some fiddling with the bindings setup and a few days of riding, I'm a total convert. NOTHING could possibly be better in powder. No matter how heavy or deep, this board just powers through it with ease. Like the Hovercraft it carves like a dream, just with a zippier, more nimble (but not squirrely) feel. I'm appreciating the lifted tail, which makes for an overall less stiff feel than the old design. For some reason, in keeping with the black-on-black stealth color scheme, this board seems to fly under the radar a little more than the Hovercraft does, which always attracted a ton of attention to the point of almost too much.