I'm with you, glad you're liking it. I picked up my 158 SL a week ago and went up in perfect condions. Tons of fresh powder. My gf and the rest of my group were done and back at the truck and I literally rode until they shut the lift down. So much fun. I definitely think it's just the combination of the board, it's the whole package. The flex, the dampening, the edge hold (when you want it to), the ease of edge to edge with the RC. It seriously just all comes together and makes a great board.