ride and factory
i got one (154, a little small for me at 180 lbs but good for park) when i cracked the top sheet on my old board (arbor) and i couldn't get a similar replacement. i've only ridden it once in fairly slushy conditions at mt high in the terrain park. here's what i noticed that day: the tip and tail are !much! more stiff than the middle, so the board has a lot of pop (you really need to weight the tip), but it is smooth on the rails. the board is much lighter than either my previous arbor or my forum grudge. the tip design makes it very easy to butter or press once you weight it properly. it was very easy to ollie onto boxes and rails. it lands bigger jumps without any chatter and it turns well on the steeper stuff, both of which surprised me considering the amount flex in the middle of the board. it definitely does have its own flex characteristics, however, which are very different from either the arbor or forum. i didn't have any problems with scratching the top sheet or the board being slow, both thing i've see other people mention. it spins very easily because of the light weight. the board is made is spain (rossignol factory???). i hope that helps. anybody ride it in pow?