Yeah for Haakon! It was wild when he gave up the pro board status after so many, but that guy still just thrashes. He changed the whole industry and sport =D I ended up with a hand me down Burton Custom a couple years back (after tearing the edge out of one and needed something, anything! lol), but honestly; For the first month I had it I really liked it. After that though it got real soft and lost some pop, and then ended up snapping right behind the rear foot binding like a skate board or something... It felt funny as hell to ride down the rest of the hill like that. I ate $hit when I tried to ride it switch, hahaha.
Stoked you got a new board goodboy! I ride wide boards and have a size 9 foot, so you definitely made a good call there! What kind of camber does it have? I didnt' check out all the boards in the buyer's guide this year... Just too dang many!