Assuming the wind isn't insane, you can traverse super easily from the little cloud lift over to regulator without ever needing to push, pump, unstrap, etc. The base just glides forever, it's such a game changer. I had the 158 and it felt like it slid out from under me, the 156 feels perfect, like an extension of myself. (175lbs, 5'10) my buddy got the 162 I believe, he's like 220 and size 13 boots, he says the same thing, it just rides ten times better then anything we'd been on before
Wow, I love riding this board. Whether on the groomers or off piste in the steeps, this board is responsive and confidence inspiring.