Thanks for the input binarypie. Curious actually, could you guess how much static camber is on your carbon flagship?
WAIT! Wait til you try some of my crazy boards. I had the Prior Khyber 165 out in DEEP powder at Kicking Horse this weekend, it was lots of fun. Tons of float, fun in the trees, very flickable board.
The Virus 160 was more flickable, but that may be because I've got it setup with even more setback than reference stance.
What stance do you ride? We may do KH or Fernie again next weekend. What is Fernie like right now?
Have you ridden a Flagship poutanen?
I'm currently setback a long way on the XV. Likely 35mm or more...I'm beyond the reference I think. Stance is 22.5" wide, goofy, +18 front and 0/+5 back. I'm looking for a single board for everything. I feel like I can't consider a powder specific board like that Prior as they just don't do well enough all round to kill a quiver.
I demo'd a 2014 BSOD this weekend and didn't think it stacked up to the XV for how I ride. Felt too soft and the stance was too centered for me which made the nose feel even weaker.
The Virus certainly interests me from your description but just seems like too much of a pain to source...also makes the Carbon Flagship look cheap
Fernie was hard to complain about this weekend. Fresh snow everyday and big dumps waiting on Sunday and Monday mornings. My friend at KH said there was a 45min for the gondola on Saturday? He was happy with getting in 5 runs for the day...I took 5 lifts before 9am in knee deep pow on Sunday morning and I think I spent 10min in line once?
Still snowing in Fernie most of the week...looks a little cold this weekend though. I'm in Fernie Saturday. Heading the Kicking Horse Sunday for my daughter's race but likely won't have too much time to ride