The Cool Bean is the shit. My buddy got it last season when only the 144 was available. A bunch of us tried it and it changed our whole perception of board shaping, and sent us down an expensive wormhole this season trying tons of other shapes. After all that, it still remains one of our favorites, so we've added a 138 and 150 to the collective quiver that better fit their owners' sizes. That said, the 144 impressed all of us, with weights ranging from 135-220lb. It rails carves on groomers and is super stable at high speed. Impressive float with the extreme setback and giant nose, and plows through chunder. The short tail does mean you have to be careful on landings and it has a stiff flex so it's not really a slush slasher. It's not the best board for trees, although like any board with a non-existent tail you can kick the tail around pretty easily. I also wouldn't take it on anything steep/techy, but that holds true for 95% of the short fats I've tried this season. Overall if you can only buy or try 1 short fat, this is a solid option and can be ridden everyday, not just pristine pow days.
18 Snoplanks Asym Fish . 18 US Orbit . 18 Arbor Terrapin . 17 Lib x Lost Mayhem Short Fat . 17 NS Maverix . 17 NS Twenty Five . 16 NS Swift - 14 TJ Brand Retro Fish
17 Rome Katana . 17 Burton Malavita Wing . 16 Burton Genesis X
16 Flow Talon