I was fortunate enought to ride shauns prototype... the one with last years graphics on it. I liked it a lot and it did remind me of my belmont. I have been riding an 03 premier so it took a little getting used to especially going back to a continuous rocker. the conditions left a lot to be desired the day I rode it so I didn't get to fully put it to the test. I'll probably end up with one next year. I have the TEMET bindings and I will have to say that they are the shiznit. get a size smaller than what you are used to. for example, I rode a med-lg in parks and the medium temet fits perfect. hope that helps.