Love the way it handles everywhere. Magnetraction is wonderful. for me it turned icy heelside chatter into smooth turns. Wish it had a bit more snap
like a cambered board, but small price to pay for a board that does everything.
I had to make a choice earlier this season of a Pickle or a Riders Choice.
There are 2 main differences between the 2. The Pickle has an asymmetrical side cut. Basically the heelside is cut a little deeper to help with turns.
The Riders Choice is a C2BTX, the Pickle is a BTX. Riders Choice is a rocker/camber hybrid.
I got the Riders Choice because I like to rider super fast sometimes. The C2BTX is a lot more stable at high speed. It does well in the park as well as on pow days.
I have had several pow days on my R.C. and It does surprisingly well. It also bombs down icy conditions and doesn't loose the edge.
My wife bought a Girls Pickle and can't keep up with me cause of the chatter when going fast.
Hope that helps.
even though i agree about stability, i really dont feel any issues when riding my skate banana 56 at high speeds. i mean that's probably due to the fact that the 56 is stiffer than the 53, and certainly compared to your wife's park pickle.