The NOWS are light as it is, maybe you need to ride a bit more. Pretty sure space grade carbon is not the same as what companies are using for snowboarding. Carbons properties for snowboarding are best used when laid flat to initiate snap. Bending, folding, or using for anything else weakens it significantly.
Next time you get to hold a carbon strip take it and snap it against the side of a table and tell me what it does.