Originally Posted by nx_911_turbo
You'll love it, depending on what you want it for. I bought one as a second board for messing around with, as the Concept TMS isn't the most playful board. This thing is soft enough to be easy to press, but still has some good pop, and is serving well at helping me work my way back into kickers and the park. It doesn't offer quite the stability or edge hold of something like the TMS, though, which I found out the hard way (my fault, really, as I decided to test it by seeing how fast I could hold an aggressive carve on extremely hard snow/ice in some spots...).
How much do you weigh, and what would you be hoping it'd be similar to? It's fairly soft, but stiffer than the park boards I got a chance to demo before buying it (K2 stuff mostly, like the Parkstar, Darkstar, Jibpan, and a Slayblade for the hell of it). I'm 240 on a 162 as a "park" board, and it's exactly what I'm looking for. It isn't the greatest for charging for me, but that is most likely because I'm comparing it to the Ride board I picked up this year, too. It's definitely got a quick base, and was stable enough for me to outrun my instructor for the first lesson I've taken in 10 years my first day on it, pretty much any time I wanted (he was riding a cambered Arbor, can't remember the model).
Look forward to seeing another person's opinion of this thing after riding it! I know I'm definitely enjoying mine.