Donek makes a quality product, not too far from my house actually. I've ridden one, back in the day they were comparable to Neversummer. I think the NS tech is a bit ahead of them. Donek's main market these days seems to be alpine boards for hardbooters. They love 'em. So if you're going plate binders, I would say they are the board to get. For freeride, freestyle, I just don't know. Would love to take one out and test it for myself.