I've got last year's 165 Barracuda w/Cartels I use as my powder stick. Set-up: 6'0" and 205 lbs, wear size 12 Vans boots, and set the bindings at reference width, 1 notch heelside from centered, +18/-12 deg.
I'll come right out and say that I do not like the feel of rocker boards and do not care for any rocker or hybrid variations with rocker between the bindings I've demo'd (...yet) - I like Camber between my feet. My main board is a 162W Custom X - it's my second CX, the first being a 2010, my current a '12.
Pow days being rare here in the East coast, I've only been on it 4 days last year: one "test" day here in upstate NY on groomers to get the feel of it, then 1 pow day in Stevens Pass, WA (14"), and 2 more in Feb in Revelstoke, BC (45cm and 28cm each day!).
It rides just fine on groomers. The transition to S-rocker is just aft of my front binding, so it's a bit more "pivoty" than a straight-up camber board but it holds well at speed on groomers. I find it very maneuverable in glades and the short camber section in the back allows decent carving and easy skid turns. In crud, it's a little rough and chattery as the S-rocker transition bangs on chunks a little hard. In the pow it rocks! At Revi, I wound up dialing in ~1.5" of set-back, and I literally was floating through thigh deep blower and slashing through the glades. I did ride it switch, but only to see if I could do it... not the best performer due to the inherent set-back and taper.
I've not ridden it in icy conditions.
With your weight forward, the nose stays down and it acts more like a camber - hybrid on groomers. In pow, you ride more centered/back, and the nose pops up for float. Very happy with it... Awesome ride for a resort pow stick.
Incidentally, when I talked to the RMR Cat Skiing folks, the Barracuda was the board they said they provide for their cat boarding rental.
Last edited by qwezxc12; 10-20-2012 at 12:28 PM.
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