Originally Posted by bebop_monk
How does it handle in the steeps?
Thanks for the replies. After thinking about it, riding switch is def not a priority for this board, so I've narrowed it down to the PYL, La Nina, and Hovercraft, and maybe the Sick Stick.
If you don't care about riding switch and are considering the Jones Hovercraft (I've read it is a lot of fun despite it's wideness) - then I would suggest also adding back the NS Summit to your list (I have the 161) as a tapered setback board give you superior float and quick turning, which were the two main things you were looking for. It handles the great in the steeps.
If you still want to ride switch then I've read (haven't ridden it myself) the "tapered twin" design (I'm guessing that means it is tapered... but the stance is still centered and the tail has a pointy nose for float). of the Powder Snake or Sick Stick is good.