Top 10 All Mountain Snowboards in 2022

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When it comes to narrowing down what type of board you’re looking to buy, an all mountain snowboard ticks most boxes. Need a daily charger that will get you from point A to point B no matter the terrain? An all mountain board will do that.

These boards are designed to handle almost all conditions the mountain throws at you. They are versatile and meant to float through powder as well as stable riding through uneven terrain.

Most all mountain boards are directional, meaning that the tip of the board is larger and wider than the tail. Although these boards are centered more towards the tail of the board to allow float through powder, you can still ride most all mountain boards backward, or switch, allowing for playfulness while riding on the groomers.

Our team has sifted through our board archive and compiled a list of a few boards we believe will be a great start for beginner to intermediate riders looking to get something that will work for them any day of the season.

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This is the quintessential one quiver board for someone that is looking to up their skills this season. The larger nose helps to float through powder, while the cambered body will help hold an edge no matter the speed or aggressiveness of your turns.

We recommend sizing down 2 cm when buying this board because GNU has shifted the volume, meaning that the board is shorter and wider than a traditional snowboard. The smaller the board, the more control you have, while still maintaining the same surface area as a traditional snowboard.

All in all, this was one of our favorite boards to ride this season. The playfulness of the rocker and camber installed in the board really showed when carving on the groomers, and pumping turns through powder. The board is durable, the price is right, and the fun is waiting to be had.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: Intermediate, Skilled
  • Best for: freeriding, powder
  • Flex 6/10
  • Sintered knife cutting base
  • C3 Technology

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Exceptional float through powder
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    Lightweight feeling
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    Ability to stick to an edge on groomers
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    Affordable for how well the board is constructed
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    Base material makes the board more durable

Reasons NOT to buy:

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The Party Platter is a k2 snowboard that blends features that are niche to different styles of snowboarding, like a mix of rocker and camber for pumping and jumping, to reduced length and increased width for floating and boasting through powder.

This board will give you the surfy feeling of riding powder while giving you a race car feeling linking turns on the groomers.

Like most other all mountain snowboards, the directional tapered tail shape brings light to the playfulness of the board while maintaining a solid design that is meant to be ridden no matter the conditions.

This board is packed full of fun. The BAP core which is a blend of 3 types of timber reduces the weight of the board so your knees aren’t sore on the chairlifts, and the sintered 4000 base absorbs a lot of wax for increased speed. This board is maneuverable in all kinds of terrains, and is guaranteed to slap a smile on your face.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: Intermediate, Expert
  • Best for: Resorts, Off-piste powder
  • Flex 7/10
  • Rocker Camber Rocker technology
  • BAP core

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Surfs deep powder like a champion
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    Great for larger riders with bigger feet
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    Hops and springs and absorbs impact nicely
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    Very maneuverable
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    Lighter

Reasons NOT to buy:

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K2 Party Platter

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This all mountain directional is a charger. The board has a freeride focused design with the adaptability to ride under any conditions. Having a directional nose allows for an easy float through powder, and reduces chatter while riding through chunder and ice. Being marginally wider than most boards reduces the chances of toe drag while linking turns on the groomers.

This board makes it easy to transition your skill sets to an advanced level by having the adaptability to suit any style of rider. The serrated edge gives an advantage over ice, which is a factor that prohibits some riders from bettering their skill sets.

Some LibTech boards tend to be too much board for the average Joe and require a better skill set to maneuver in certain conditions but this board hit all the markers when looking for a board that is the most utilitarian. The quality and price point of the Cold Brew make it hard to beat, and the amount of fun you will have on it is hard to match.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: all levels
  • Best for: everywhere
  • Medium flex
  • Sublimated TNT base (low maintenance, less waxing)
  • Magne-Traction Technology

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Desirable price point
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    Really goes anywhere well
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    Low maintenance board - retains wax well
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    Playful during days with less desirable conditions
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    Minimal toe drag

Reasons NOT to buy:

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LibTech Cold Brew

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This all mountain directional is a charger. The board has a freeride focused design with the adaptability to ride under any conditions. Having a directional nose allows for an easy float through powder, and reduces chatter while riding through chunder and ice. Being marginally wider than most boards reduces the chances of toe drag while linking turns on the groomers.

This board makes it easy to transition your skill sets to an advanced level by having the adaptability to suit any style of rider. The serrated edge gives an advantage over ice, which is a factor that prohibits some riders from bettering their skill sets.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: intermediate, skilled
  • Best for: Freestyle, Powder, Groomers
  • Flex 6/10
  • Shockwave rocker camber
  • NS superlight wood core

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Holds an edge like crazy
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    Playful and poppy on groomers
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    Indestructible edges
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    Forgiving while riding chunder
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    Adaptable in most terrain

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Never Summer Proto Synthesis

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No matter your skill set the Flying V is a board that will fit any rider’s needs. Mainly known for its versatility, the board can handle any terrain with ease. Twin flex is what balances this board for any type of rider, allowing them to feel equally comfortable riding switch or regular.

Having rocker throughout the tip and tail of the board while having camber centered beneath your feet allows this board to respond quickly to turns, and will feel playful during all conditions. With the core of the board being constructed with lightweight timber, you will not get the knee ache that other boards can give you while sitting on the chairlift.

Although this board is not geared for beginners, it is a great board for someone looking to advance their freeriding skills and link fast turns on and off the groomers. If you are looking to be riding deep powder every chance you can get, we recommend going with a more traditional directional board with a larger nose.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Best for: freeriding, groomers, treelines
  • Flex 7/10
  • Sintered WFO (wax absorbent)
  • Hybrid rocker

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Very stable and maneuverable
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    True symmetry for switch riding
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    Fast turn initiation
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    Lighter compared to other boards
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    Floats through powder compared to other directional twin boards

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Burton Custom Flying V

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Being shorter and wider, this board is meant to rip anywhere on the mountain. It floats through powder with no effort due to its lengthy nose and is easily maneuverable through tight trees. Having a true camber profile holds an edge whether you’re on the groomers, or charging steep powder lines.

Medium flex offers quick response and reactivity to turns on any type of terrain and is forgivable enough that you will not notice chatter when riding at high speeds. The wider waist this board has eliminates the chances of toe drag while offering stability for edge-to-edge carving.

All in all, this was one of our favorites to test. This board goes fast and is easy to control under any snow condition we rode it through. Riding powder felt surfy and effortless while riding on the groomers was fast and controllable. But it’s the backcountry where this freeriding board excels.

Turning edge to edge was easy and sustaining an edge hold while going fast felt easy. We recommend this board to anyone looking to float through powder, take the piste not taken and have fun on the groomers too.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: Advanced
  • Best for: Freeriding, Powder
  • Flex 7/10
  • Tapered directional shape
  • Snappy poplar core

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Responsiveness due to poplar core
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    Sintered base increases durability and decreases board maintenance
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    No toe drag
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    Effortlessly floats through powder
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    Playful and poppy on the groomers

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Nitro The Quiver Slash

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This directional twin board kills it riding all conditions. Rocker helps with maneuverability and adds a surfy ride while seeking out powder at your local resort. While it floats through soft pack, it also holds an edge on hardpack due to Arbor’s System Rocker.

This kind of shape reduces the amount of rocker toward the tip and tail and makes it so that the outside contact point can hold an edge when needed.

This is a great board geared towards intermediate to advanced riders looking to advance their skills riding any type of terrain. Medium flex gives the board a playful and poppy feeling while the directionality of the board lets you charge any line in your sights.

Overall, this was a great board to ride off the groomers. Maneuvering through tight trees was effortless, and riding powder was just like surfing. The board was playful and took little work to engage a solid carve through the hard packed snow. The price is hard to beat for how well Arbor boards are made, so we recommend this board to anyone looking to for a good beginner or intermediate board that can go everywhere.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: Beginners, Advanced
  • Best for: Everywhere
  • Flex 6/10
  • 360 fully wrapped sidewalls
  • Sintered base

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Effortless float while riding powder
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    Holds an edge well for being rocker
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    Low waxing maintenance
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    Wrapped sidewalls make board durable
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    Easy to ride switch

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Arbor Element Rocker

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If you’re looking to get an all mountain snowboard that has high value performance on a low budget, then the Yes. Basic is the board for you. The shorter, symmetrical board is also great in the park.

With a medium flex board is meant to be ridden fast and remain stable under most all snow conditions while providing a responsive and smooth feel due to the CamRock profile.

Camber underfoot helps with navigating the park and popping on jumps while the rocker tip and tail make it easy to float through powder. This is a do it all board that will have you happily ripping through all types of terrain, knowing that you didn’t break the bank to buy it.

Overall, we recommend buying this board if you are someone who is looking for one that does a little bit of everything while maintaining the playfulness of a park board. If you are looking for a board that navigates the steeps and icy terrain, we recommend a board with specs that are more so designed to do that.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: freestyle, all mountain
  • Best for: intermediate, advanced
  • CamRock profile
  • Flex 5/10
  • Poplar core for durableness and consistent flex

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Affordable for its high level of performance
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    Versatile in the park and off the groomers
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    Playful and poppy on groomers
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    Very affordable
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    Easy to maneuver underfoot

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Yes. Basic

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Stronger and lighter compared to previous years’ models, the Ride Warpig is back again to rip any type of terrain you put in front of it. This beast of a board is a high volume, directional tip-to-tail rocker killing machine that can float through powder like none other and mash through chunder like no one’s business.

The bi-radial sidecuts help to maximize width and stability underfoot while medium flex improves all mountain riding and versatility through the terrain.

Due to the beefiness of this board, we recommend it for people who can manage most types of terrain with comfort. If you are someone new to snowboarding, we recommend going with a board more similar to a few listed above like the Yes. Basic or the K2 Party Platter.

This board is an absolute shredder overall, for the riders who have developed skills to up their game on the mountain. The width makes the board extremely stable, and the rocker makes it easy to ride while maintaining control from tip to tail.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Best for: Freeriding, All mountain
  • Directional tip to tail rocker
  • Bi-radial side cuts for stability and extended width
  • Medium flex

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

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    Easy to maneuver while maintaining floaty ability
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    Very maneuverable
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    Lightweight and durable
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    Low waxing maintenance
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    Holds edge through chunder

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Ride Warpig

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After not having been in production in 2020, this board is back and better than ever. Being a directional freeride, this board rips through powder effortlessly while rocking hard landings smoothly. Backseat CamRock (Rocker in the nose with a slight amount of rocker in the tail with camber in-between) helps to smooth out edge-to-edge transitions, along with maneuverability and increased float while riding deep snow.

Carbon and Kevlar strips installed throughout the board increase resilience and make it more manageable to stomp big landings. It also gives you a sturdy edge when riding fast. Holding an edge on ice is one of the many things this board excels at, along with being an extremely durable board.

This is an overall great board for people looking to have fun on the groomers and find stashes of powder in the trees. It does well going fast and can carve easily, so it’s an ideal board for sunny groomer days and deep powder days. You will not be disappointed.

Specs & Features

  • Ideal for: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Best for: All mountain, Freeride, Especially great on groomers
  • Flex 6/10
  • Backseat CamRock profile
  • Sintered HD Base 9000

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Increased durability and strength
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    Holds edge well through ice
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    No chatter while riding through chunder
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    Progressive sidecut for smooth turns

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Slash Straight Snowboard

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Snowboard Buyers Guide

If you’re reading this far, it is apparent that you have a passion for snowboarding or a newfound interest in this ever-so-amazing sport. If you have a desire to get more specific in where snowboarding can take you on the mountain and get insight into how to choose a board that isn’t just geared for any rider but more so for someone looking for a board that will excel in one specific style of riding but is versatile enough to manage others, we will dive into this below.

Want to be able to float through powder while holding an edge on the groomers? A directional quiver board will do the trick. Looking to get some air time in the terrain parks and hold your own on the rails? A cambered freestyle board will do you great. Aside from All Mountain snowboards which we covered above, there are other types of snowboards that are designed to fit a specific rider’s needs. Here are a few different styles of snowboards, and a little bit on what kind of riding they are meant to do.

Alpine

Different from all mountain boards, alpines tend to be thinner from edge to edge, longer from tip to tail, and stiffer throughout. These boards are designed for going fast and turning quickly. From managing steep terrain to charging down chutes, these boards are meant for charging. Most alpine boards do not have a scoop on the tail and are meant to be ridden one way. If you’re looking for a board that is good in the park, this is not the board for you.

Freestyle/Park

These boards are built for tricks, air time, hitting rails and jibbing. Freestyle boards normally have a true twin design meaning that regardless of riding switch or regular, the board will feel the same both ways. Most boards in this category have a soft-medium flex which helps with jumps and tricks and maneuvering the board through the park.

All mountain freestyle

These boards normally come as true twins or directional twins. Adding directionality to this style of board makes it more versatile while riding outside the park by giving you the control of an all mountain board while maintaining the flex of a freestyle board. This board helps you to ride freestyle on the whole mountain, and is better in the park than a traditional all mountain board.

Freeride

Most freeride boards are directional or tapered directional and tend to be much stiffer that freestyle boards. These boards are meant to be ridden fast and aggressively and be able to float through powder while being manageable in harder conditions. Freeride boards are not meant for the park, but they can handle freestyle riding when in powder.

Powder

Powder snowboards tend to have a larger nose and a smaller tail with a setback of more than 20mm. Some powder boards can be true twin, but normally these types are considered to be all mountain snowboards. What differentiates a powder board from the rest is how far the nose is from whichever foot you ride forward. These boards are meant to float through powder with ease – you shouldn’t have to put any effort into keeping your nose above snow while riding these boards.

Difference between camber and rocker

There are different benefits to having a cambered, rockered, or combination of both in a snowboard. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Cambered snowboards give more pop to the board, and hold an edge better in hardpack. Rockered snowboards float through powder with less effort and have a shorter effective edge which makes the board more maneuverable.

The risk of catching an edge is reduced with rockered snowboards, so riding in the park and hitting rails is less intimidating. A lot of snowboard companies have been adding a combination of both rocker and camber into some snowboards, which is beneficial because the board will still have the aggressiveness and poppines of a cambered snowboard while being able to float through powder and be more maneuverable.

Aside from the different types of snowboards out there, it is important to know your local mountains terrain. A resort that tends to be steeper and has a lot of trees and alpine and no terrain park may not be a good host for someone looking to buy a freestyle/park board. It is key to adjust what style of board you are looking to ride to fit into what type of riding your local resort has to offer.

Sizing of the board is important too. The heavier and taller you are, the larger the board you will want to buy. If you have large feet, you may consider buying a wide snowboard to reduce toe drag. Below is a general rule of thumb for what size of snowboard should fit you.

Snowboard Size Chart

Bindings

A few factors also play a role when deciding what bindings to pair with your snowboard. If you are a rider who mainly spends their time in the park or catching air, you will want a softer or flexier binding that has more forgiveness and can take impact with more ease.

A rider who’s looking to do a little bit of everything (who would probably choose an all mountain board) should choose a medium flex binding so they can handle their own outside the terrain park and on the steeps. A stiffer binding is better for a freerider or someone who likes riding powder because it allows the rider to respond to their board quicker and transfer energy easier while pumping through turns.

Read more about the bindings that you need to match up with the particular board you want.

Boots

A boots flex is one of the most important things to look out for when looking at your options because it will determine whether you will be wanting to head back to the lodge to take them off or if you will want to keep riding until the lifts close.

A stiffer boot is mainly sought after among advanced to expert riders who are looking for quick response while riding big backcountry lines or deep powder lines. Medium flex boots tend to be better for people who are looking to ride jib and park, or for a rider that wants comfort while having a responsive and supportive boot that can be more forgiving while riding. Softer flexing boots give you the option of having more lateral ability than other boots. These boots are more suitable for beginners looking to cruise groomers and have a more forgiving boot that can alleviate some of the difficulties of snowboarding.

Regardless of all the information above, everyone has their own preferences when it comes to gear. Our goal here at Divein.com is to give you an unbiased opinion on gear and a standardized review rate that will help you find out what your gear needs are.

FAQ

FAQ – Frequently asked questions about All Mountain Snowboards

What size snowboard should I get?

Your weight is the most important factor in deciding the length of your snowboard. Taller people tend to be heavier, but the more weight you have, the longer the board is the rule. Follow our chart on this guide to figure out the right length for you. Be also aware that if your feet are bigger than 10.5 (US) than you don’t want a skinny board. There are wider boards in the list here for you.

How do you wax a snowboard?

If you already have an all mountain snowboard or you just bought one, leave a comment in the comment section below and share your experience with it.

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