Well, I bought, and rode this setup a few weeks ago. I am a really tall guy with big feet, and this board was a slick effin' ride! Strapped in and immediately noticed the response. This thing turns on a dime. There was some powder on the top of the hill, which this thing dominated in, and then I decided to bomb the second half of the hill. With the banana technology, I really noticed the steady line I was able to follow down the hill. I was used to catching every edge, and getting sketched out at faster speeds. Not with this ride! Overall, super happy with this purchase. Rides awesome on everything.