I like the slasher especially in dry deep bottomless...like 16+ inches and would think it would work quite well in that fluff I've seen in your vids...if pow is wet heavy 12" pnw stuff I'll ride my 158 freeride to blast throw the chop. I think the rockered shovel nose is great and like the tapered cam tail...however I think the improvement would be abit of cam up the front of the front binding inserts instead of it being flat...idk...haven't ridden a board like that. The slasher likes to plane/float, excells at big surfy turns, no back leg burn, and can do quick turns but not as good as flicking a fish or malolo type for tight trees. For drops and hits in the pow...I like the cam tail and shovel nose compared to a rockered skate banana because the tail and nose you have something to push againist so you can land abit more tail or nose heavy and with the banana it tends to fold up...so you have to land fairly centered in the pow. Slasher works fine on packed groomers...just got to be on the nose for turning and it rides fine switch. Anywhoo I would like to demo a salomon powder snake since BA raves about it.
Sounds pretty good, I will look into the powder snake as Solomon is more available here.
My vids show the pow here as fluffy and it is, but it can get pretty heavy when we have big dumps. It gets compacted from the weight above. Its the top layers only that gives off the amazing trails of fluffy white. Once in a while we (Nagano is where I board) get conditions where its light and fluffy all the way, but Hokkaido is the best for that.
I have no complaints at all, the pow here is amazing, but you definitely need the ability to cut through heavy pow on a board here too.