the pyl is an amazing freeride/pow board. i ride the 161 and it handled the whistler sidecountry perfectly and is a fun speedmachine on groomers. you can't go wrong with the board.
i'd think about different bindings though. the reflex baseplates on the cartel make the toe and heel part of the binding lift under pressure. check out the forum republic. they're very similar to the cartels but have a better baseplate.