I have a NS SL as my powder board and I love it. It is a little to heavy for me to use as my park board, but when you want to cut through almost anything, NS is the way to go. I used it for 2 seasons and never had a single problem with it. It took a ton of abuse since I did use it as a park board for a season and a half, poor idea on my part, not made for the park. Still, I would go back to NS in a heartbeat if I had the money to rock out the new Evo and hadn't just bought my DH.