Some quick updates now that I had a handful of days on this board.
1. Grip/edge pressure still is amazing, as long as you are confident and stacking your weight. It won't save you like magnetraction, but if you are riding in good form you can grab onto anything. (If I'm slipping I know I am doing something wrong)
2. Said edge pressure still has a violent release. If you really load the board up on a carve line you better be ready for a carve turn. Sloppy form will get you some hairy moments.
3. I can work it in tight turns moguls/trees almost as well as the raptor now, but different technique (more jump turns etc) are needed. Demolished some choppy packed powder moguls. I do have 40 days more of riding experience since I bought it, so not exactly a fair update. I do stand by the fact that it is a more tiring board to ride than the raptor or anything else I've ridden. Mainly I think from exaggerating front leg movement whenever I am on a camber board.
4. Crazy pop I think solely from the massive camber.
5. calf deep compact pow is not a problem. Haven't taken it to anything deeper since I have better suited equipment. Don't think it's a strong suit but it's not exactly terrible either. I have a cambered 2010 Burton twin for learning park and that thing is much worse in pow despite having less camber.
“I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs.” – Alexander Karelin
Last edited by seriouscat; 01-13-2014 at 06:14 PM.