I notice there are some comments here about hard boots. I'm running a full hard boot spark set Dyno HD set up with tech toes on a 162 board (Maybe a smaller board may prove an issue). I'm 5"11, size 9 UK (10 US) and its a wide stance, slightly wider stance than normal for me but i still had plenty of room for binding adjustment.
I'm using Atomic backland pro boots with Phantom lock levers and i have to say its awesome. Clearly not the responsive ride as softs but really great ride down and having touring hard boots is no comparison up hill.
Game changer. Great board.
Regarding the comment below: maybe there is a specific issue with the Spark set up for hard boots but I have been running Phantoms on the Goat for years. This is a great board for hard booters no issues on my end.
I just purchased a Cardiff Goat Carbon 162. Was really stoked until I went to set it up. I run a narrow stance, and with the Spark pucks in place where i want my feet to go, the tech toes cannot be mounted to the board. The only way for the tech toe to fit with the bindings on is if my front foot is pushed ALL the way forward. In other words, THIS BOARD IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH HARD BOOTS. DO NOT BUY THIS BOARD OR THE GOAT ENDURO IF YOU RUN HARD BOOTS OR MIGHT WANT TO RUN HARD BOOTS IN THE FUTURE.
This board is truly the best board I have tried. The most notable feature is the top sheet which sheds snow like no other, when my partners had 10lb skis from wet powder my board remained snow-free. The pivot point on the board is also perfect for trail-breaking thick snow as I never nose-dived. Maybe it's the running I did this summer, maybe it's the board, but I was blasting uphill and gapping partners I usually am at similar speeds with. Oh, and it rips downhill too I was thrown off by the seemingly long side cut but this board is no slouch in a tree run.