I was very happy with my old snow board, a Sims Ritual wide 164. When I cracked into a tree I had to replace it however and I was looking at many snowboards, Burton's in particular. I could not justify the price however and as I already have Flow boots and bindings I thought I would give their board a try. This board is awesome, I didn't think I would be able to tell much of a difference as the size is almost the same as my old board, however this Flow Infinite is way more stable in a straight line, especially when traversing (traveling); it is less likely to catch an edge and throw you off, but perhaps that was more a fault with my old board then a revelation with this new board. The Flow is also much more maneuverable and I can carve quicker and more accurate with this board with less chance of "blowing" a turn. I consider myself an advanced, aggressive all mountain, freeride boarder, I avoid the groomers like the plague. I am 6'3" tall and weigh approx. 205lbs so I have the 164 wide version of the Flow Infinite and it comes highly recommended.