I just scooped this thing up and it's a game changer. Let me clarify, I'm a big splitboarder and when I'm not riding in the backcountry, I'm usually spinning laps at the resort on a stiff freeride board. Even though it's a 7 out of 10 on the stiff scale, this thing doesn't feel very stiff and has a ton of pop. It's actually quite playful and made me remember how much fun it is to have a board that you can throw around...but don't be fooled. This board floats in the powder and is sooooo easy to maneuver in the deep stuff, even in tight trees. Absolutely love this thing since it can handle anything you throw at it. Well done Rome, well done!