Some say it's better on the back? I have run Toyota pull cats (tuggers) that you stand on around a factory for 12 hr shifts and I got used to that pretty well. It was actually easier to step off and do something. I have very limited experience with stand on ZTR's (about 4 hrs) and it gets easier. I know my old Lazer would have never came down that slope or probably across it. You would have lost all control going down with the old Lazer, not sure about the new one. I'm fairly sure I could cut that slope with the Turf Tiger cross ways or going up but I wouldn't point the front wheels down the slope.