UGH the only reason those tips exist is because Danny and crew wanted something fun on their board of choice. It's not specifically for pow because if you've ever seen Danny ride (personal favorite rider of mine) he jibs the fuck out of that thing, hits jumps, and slashes pow. That board is the progression of the Believer which was K2's entry into powder freestyle based on the team direction of Shaun McKay and a few other of their riders that were calling Baker home. Psychologically one would look at that and say pointy tip = pow specific and I could see them using that as a selling point.
Now as for the Sherlock I find that board to be a super fun deck in pow. Those tips are so much fun for spinning pow butters.
Back to commencing with the e penis stroking wars of 2012.