I just returned from a trip to Mt Hood were I rode my 09 156 Skate Banana for the first time. I was a little unsure if the board could live up to the hype surrounding it….Well, it did and then some. The snow was rock hard up on the Palmer Snowfield in the morning and the magnatraction handled it like it was soft corduroy. I was able to go full speed without ever washing out. When the sun turn the snow to mush and it was time to get some laps in the park, I was suprised by how snappy the board was. By far the most fun and versatile board I have ever ridden…….