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I've ridden Burton V-Rocker boards before, similar to Feelgood. I can say that Burton's take on rocker was surprisingly nimble and stable, with GOOD snow conditions. I had to pick out runs that were nice. As soon as I went to the icier runs, there was NO edge hold. I don't know if Burton's Feelgood suffers from this.
I've ridden GNU's BTX (rocker) profile, and while it handled ice/hard pack very well, overall it was very squirrelly. It's fun and playful, but I was extremely scared to push it at high speed.
I haven't demoed GNU's C2BTX (hybrid camber), but the GNU reps told me that it's a lot more responsive and holds a line way better than BTX. So for an all mountain board for both park and for charging runs, I would take C2BTX, like the Roxy Ollie Pop, or GNU B-Pro.
My current snowboard is the Never Summer Infinity. I think what people say about NS is true, it's super damp, in that when your charging at high speed, it's super stable and there's very little vibration. I rode the Infinity and the Burton Lux down the same run, on the same day, and the Lux would chatter. However, one thing is that my Infinity felt significantly heavier.
All in all, just talking about those 3 brands, if I were focused on all-mountain charging, I would go for the NS Infinity. If I were doing park a lot, I would be very happy with Burton V-Rockers, but on icy days I'd stay on the easy runs. GNU I haven't ridden enough, but it felt like BTX is pretty much all play/park, no charging for me. I do want to try C2BTX some day however.
Others I would like to try are Smokin (who has magnetraction: better edge hold on ice/hardpack), Arbor (who has a lighter version of magnetraction called 'griptech'), and Signal. I'm just talking about me personally because I don't want to speak too far beyond what I've actually ridden.