Yeah you're prob right. I only had a Ride Kink last year and was still able to float decently I guess. Turning and slashing was the most difficult with that board. That's why I am getting a pow freestyle board. Last year at Nagano and Niigata there were a couple times when the pow was too deep for the resorts to operate after the bunny hills. The mt was closed for a couple days because there was to much snow. By the time half the lifts opened there was over chest high powder off piste and about knee to waist high on piste. Basically had to toss on the shoes and hike up to get to the top. Epic runs!!