Oops, I took too long to write my post (I mentioned you). Did you go on a trip this year? Last I checked... you hadn't actually ridden the board.
I went Sunday. about a foot of fresh in Kirkwood...short lived as they had only one run open, but good enough to have an idea of the board.
Forget leaning back. I was centered and floating. Hitting the flat spots where I would get stuck on the A-Frame on purpose... that thing keeps moving. The first 6 runs were decent pow...then it got all chopped up. Needless to say that shovel like nose trashes slush effortlessly. Edge hold was good later, but condition worsened, started to snain and wasn't that fun anymore. Bumpy moguled slush is not that fun to ride.
Cant wait to ride it on a DEEPER pow day... and feel my legs last longer. very easy to turn and stop, not really nimble edge to edge since its width, but really easy board to ride.
2015/16 -3- Kirkwood days
Arbor A-Frame 158 2009-10
Jeremy Jones Hovercraft 156, 2011/12
Subaru WRX 06