Ok, here's what I'm looking for:
- a freeriding speed machine for groomers and pow.
- damp(!), light and not too stiff
- preferably hybrid camber
- directional twin or directional
- good pop for straight Airs and the occasional 360.
- wide enough for Us 11.5
Thanks for your thoughts!
Sounds like your type of riding is perfect for the Heritage or the to-be-released Cobra. Those were the exact 2 boards I though of when I read what you wrote.
I've had the Bataleon Goliath from a couple years ago, a version that had the hybrid Sintruded base. It was significantly slower than even an unwaxed sinter. It'll be stiff enough to absorb the shots, but according to Bataleon, it's a camber. On the positive side, you have the TBT tech which will allow you to bomb the hills without getting your edges caught whatsoever.
The downside to the Bataleon TBT is that it simply doesn't dig into wet frozen snow or ice, when situations call for the utmost immediate edge grip response.
I'd go with the Never Summers mentioned if you wanna truly carve