thanks for the great advice so far!
I should probably also mention that in the last 4 years I have only been boarding 3 times
(school got in the way). This being said, I think I could get used to any style without being previously used to another.
I do want to bomb down groomers, but only after i spend most of the day in the powder. My main concern is getting a board that I can bomb down chutes in several feet of powder, with great control and stability. So groomers arent a main concern, but if there is a board that is good in powder and on groomed that would be good.
I am also thinking that once I get back into the groove of things I will buy a board that is specifically for backcountry powder. If i do this I want to be able to use the 1st board for general runs.
I am going to look into all of the boards that you all reccomended, but if after reading my update you have any changes, let me know.
also, being out of the loop for several years im not too sure about "Do you like riding setback twin, tapered directional w/ setback or a true twin? " are there any other boards youd suggest?
im guessing the best way to go is get 2 boards? but im not sure...
basically, if you had to pick a board that you used all winter for mainly powder, and back country.. but at teh same time dont want to be sluggish when racing your friends down the mountain.. what would it be?
thanks again for the feedback! looking everything up now!