I have an Artifact 1985. I thought the same thing that it would be to soft for all mountain. Ive always used my Arbor Mystic for all mountain riding. I started using the Artifact a lot more this season and I have to say its perfectly fine for me all around. I can hit double blacks at full speed, 6-8ft kickers and holds better in ice than my Arbor, which needs to be sharpened. The edges will dull faster, but since the boards still pretty new, Im very surprised in how well it holds.