Man, i've gotta say, i just hate those Alpine boards. Let's face it, you can only use them or work well when used on hard packed slopes like Blue Mountain (eyuch). If you want to do anything in the park, you're basicly screwed there, no backcountry. They think they're all impressing everyone by their deep carves, it's not hard to carve that deep with an Alpine, all they're good for is precision and making carving easier. Doing it on a freestyle (regular) board, now that takes time and is really a talent. Hate them. Period. Just a though.... No offense Alpiners.