I rode a 168 at a demo earlier this year and had a blast. It seemed like it'd be great for the days when you just want to bomb everything in sight, but to me seemed like at that size it'd be more of a quiver board, as it refused to go anywhere close to slow, and I don't think it'd be an every or even most days kind of board. I'm a pretty big guy at 6'1 and about 220 loaded up. The conditions weren't great that day, but you could barely notice as she just cruised through everything. It was like riding a greyhound bus on the highway with those fancy airbrakes/suspension. When they say it's responsive, they aren't lying, all you have to do is think about turning and it does, but it was a lot of work to make a bunch of quicker smaller turns, but not hard, just a lot of extra work. I went with a 162 though so it would be a little more versatile for me. I normally ride 160-164, and when I rode a 162 flight attendant it seemed like a perfect balance to me so I'm sure it will be similar with the tough cat, just a little stiffer/more aggressive. Unfortunately I just got it a few days ago, and here in New England there's not much left to ride, so it's gonna have to sit and tease me till next season.