Don't own one, but have demoed them a decent amount of times. Buddy haa "Pro" model a few years ago. Norm For Prez 08. Rides comparable to NS as construction is very similar. Offered a pro deal, just don't have the jing for a new board right now.
Been very happy with NS over the last 10 years. Broke a Decade right at the back binding. Out of warranty. They exchanged it for new board for $125.
Claimer: Someone that makes a claim that they have been there and done that, can do anything you can do better than you. I hate "claimers"