I've ridden a buddy's Barracuda with S-rocker. It's very similar to my 2010 Supermodel but with a looser nose. I can't vouch for whether this makes it float better in powder (assume it would) but it doesn't "lock on" to a carve quite as fast as my Supermodel. Not a big deal and it still carves really well on firm snow, it just feels a little looser than mine. I like S-rocker waaaaaay better than Flying V....S-rocker still has decent grip on ice.