I like this board so much I have 2 of them...I bought a fresh one at the end of 2017 season, thinking I'd destroy the 1st one, but I still haven't even ridden the new one yet (Dec 18). I ride this board year round in Colorado, summer included. As far as construction of the board goes, the quality is 2nd to none. I work in a ski shop, so I see lots of different splits and nothing holds a candle to the construction of the Freeride. Stable at speed, holds an edge when its icy and floats like a champ in the deep stuff. Doubtful I'll ever buy another from another manufacturer. Buy this board, you won't be disappointed.