I have that same configuration. I find it rides really well, but the mtx is maybe a bit overrated. Early on in the season I was riding a lot of east coast US ice and it certainly helped. At times I had trouble keeping my edge, but that may come down to my poor technique more than anything else. I can't really give a lot of technical reasons as to why it's better, but it's the first board I've owned and I'm loving it. Oh, and the neon/black bindings look so good on the board.