Great board for all-mountain riding. The board performs great at high speeds and responds very well. This board is great for carving and is also great for powder days on and off piste. The stiffness helps when getting low into turns, and helps keep your edge. I would not recommend this to a beginner, however, because the techniques used to best use the board are advanced. Additionally, the board performs great at the end of the season, and holds its speed well in slush and soft snow as well as on icy and hard pack snow. Great all around board!