I posted this question on the ride forum, but it doesn't seem to be very active lately so I am trying here.
I currently have 2 boards:
2006 154 Burton Tadashi Fuse - which I pretty much ride all the time.
2004 159 Option Freeplus (I am 5kg below the min weight for this) - which was my first board (a really silly choice) but now I only ride it when the conditions are too deep for the tadashi (knee deep and up)
Weight: 63kg (140lb)
Boot: 2005 Size 9 Dc judge
Bindings: 2009 Rome Targa
Ability: 35 days worth and no idea. Better at freeriding than park. Getting stuck into my dynamic carving (I think). Trying small spins off side hits and 20ft jumps in the park. Boardslide rails/boxes on my way to the next jump in the park.
In New Zealand where I
-Mess around on groomers, bomb groomers, do jumps in the park and ride pow (the one time it actually dumped)
In Japan, Hakuba (possibly Niseko one day) where I
-ride inbounds pow, slackcountry pow, trees and then all the same stuff I do in NZ
So I like the Tadashi, it's fast edge to edge, nimble, can be a relaxed ride if I want, the only problem is I struggle in deep Japan pow on it (Tadashi Fuse seems fine in all his video parts in deep powder though) and it doesn't like icy and chopped groomers so much (has no problems with chopped pow though).
The Freeplus must be ridden hard at all times so its not a relaxing ride, slower edge to edge and it's generally a plank for me. It does float better than the tadashi but I struggle with it and find it a bit unwieldy as it is stiff for me.
1. Replace the Freeplus with a powder board - maybe something like the Salomon powder Snake which floats and sounds fun and works on groomers. So I would take the Tadashi to NZ and both the Tadashi and the new board to Japan
2. Replace both boards with one board
The second option is attractive to me if I can get something that has all the things I like about the Tadashi, but can handle the deep powder of Japan and can handle icy and chopped conditions a bit better. The Berzerker isn't a twin and although I like the feeling of a true twin I'm sure I could get over it. I suck at switch though I keep making claims each trip that I will work on it and never do.
Basically this review by ippy makes me want to buy a Ride Berzerker:
2012 Ride Berzerker Review - SnowJapanForums
I guess boards like the turbo dream and coda are also options, but that above review seems to cover pretty much everything I want to do with the board. I definately do want it to handle the deep pow in Japan though.
Keep in mind I have only ever ridden camber and have no chance to demo.
Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.
Edit: Was thinking 155 would be the best size in the berzerker.