Got these puppies in a 184cm, and they are FAST. Took a while to get used to the length after being on Big Trouble 176's all season. But once I figured them out, they really ripped. Got a chance to ride in shallow powder, trees, ice, crud, bumps, chunks and groomers, and they handled all conditions well. They take a bit more effort than I was used to, but really excel when you work it. Demo'd Katana 176, Gotama 191 this year and am really happy with the Mantra 184 as an all condition/all mountain ripper. Lots of fun in the trees, you can rip around corners and have a nice stable platform to land on. The most fun on the one and only day I had was making long, fast GS turns down the groomers, Mantras just make you want to tuck! Set up with Marker Griffon Demo bindings, boot center. If you enjoy high speed stability, excelled pow float and front side carvage, get the Mantra.