K2 Slayblade or K2 Turbo Dream
I'm new to this forum, but not to the mountain and am looking for a good all-around board for this year and am between the two aforementioned boards. I am unfortunately an east-coaster, but will be doing a lot of riding out west this year and maybe will even hit up whistler if I'm lucky. Anyway, I'm looking for a board that will float well in the pow, yet still bite good on the hardpack we easterners are so blessed with. The Turbo Dream is all-terrain rocker and is said to be a dream (hah) in the pow, yet not too squirrely on the pack, since the rocker isn't too drastic. However, my current board is a stiff, fast, cambered Ride No. 4 so I don't know how I'll handle the change to rocker.
Alternatively, the Slayblade is getting some sick reviews, winning good wood, platinum pick, and best of test. That tech is the zero-camber flatline which seems like it would be better on hardpack but might not float as well. However, this would still float better than a cambered board right? Right now, I think I'm leaning toward the Slayblade because of all the attention it's getting and I plan on getting the whole K2 Penguin setup which is heinously sick (at least I think so).
For the Turbo Dream, I like how it is incredible to ride through the pow, yet still is versatile for the hard pack. However, I am worried how I will react to the rocker (although it's mild rocker) and just how well it will carve and bite on the hard pack. For the Slayblade, I like all the awards it's won and that it will fare well on the hard pack and hold an edge better at speed, but I am worried that it won't float as well in the pow (but still better than camber right?)
Please let me know your input!!!
Edit - This will mostly be for all-mountain, free-ride, the occasional kicker or natural feature, but very little rails and not too much time in the park.