Nice yoga mat. Haha.
I am really contemplating the 160W. Love the sleek simple top sheet and base. Let me know how it rides, looking forward to a review. It is between this and the Slayblade.
Is this like Ride's LowRize though? Camber board with rocker tips so newbs don't catch edges? Is it geared toward all mountain, powder, park? What kind of riding do you do? I like to bomb east coast groomers, I see a little bit of powder and trees and I stay out of the park for the most part... @ 6'-4", 200 lbs, falling hurts.
Haha.. yeah that is my wife's yoga man. (honestly)
It is a 152 as I decided to try the short boards all the kids think are rad these days.
I think this about as close to the loose feeling that rocker/camber/rocker gives you without actually being full camber. I'd describe this almost all camber with very little rocker in the nose/tail to prevent hang ups.
I wouldn't call this a newb board as it is rather stiff in comparison to what you might see in that spectrum. I think this board is geared towards those of us who grew up riding camber.
I think I'd compare more to the camber custom-x in terms of target market. All-Mountain freestyle.
Once I ride it I'll be able to give you all some direct comparisons against every board I've ridden.
** EDIT **
As far as what type of riding I do. I am more into freeriding. If I'm in the park it is only because I want to hit the jump line. I've been riding for 18 years. I would call myself an expert snowboarder as I can ride switch as well as I can regular. However, my freestyle skill level is intermediate at best. I can do 180s, 360s (front and back, and both switch). All the fun grabs, and I'm not afraid of the large park features.