So basically they feel pretty similar, the only difference being the weight. I had already made the impulse decision and bought the vapor from steep and cheap for $450 assuming I couldn't go wrong with burton's most expensive board for that price. Obviously the most expensive isn't always the best. Kind of freaked out when I read some bad reviews about it saying that it was too stiff, it rode funny, and it was only for expert riders. I think I'm close to expert, I can ride anything in vermont, but I didn't want some kind of specialty board. I just want the best all mountain board. Right now I could still take it back and get a custom for $275, but that's only $175 less than the vapor at this point.