Bummer but not the end of the world.
It looks like a heel side skidded turn has hit something just behind the edge tines (obvious by the base damage) which has pushed the edge out and possibly up aswell, cant make it out in the pics.
I would straight edge it and mark it with a marker to see how much material will be lost if you file it back to straight, if its half or less file it back.
On another note is there a thread on these boards somewhere? I would like to hear your impressions.
Yeah as I look at the base, and the pics it doesn't look as bad as I originally though. I think I'm just bummed that after 20 days on it I've beat it hard enough to break SOMETHING.
Here's be review thread, with a link to the initial thoughts: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...e-flp-aft.html
In short, the board is fantastic. It looks weird, clumsy, etc. but it floats in powder quite well, yet rails a carve HARD, truly the best board I've ever owned by far. That's why I'm so sad about the damage!
I think there are two things that really make this board what it is...
1) The BX shape gives you tons of effective edge. Over 140 cm on a 160 cm board. This means not only on groomers but in the powder that nose is big and wide.
2) The relaxed camber profile (it's got about 1/3rd the camber of my Burton T7) with the lifted nose makes it really fun in powder. I had it out in a DEEP day about a month ago, and going from a Burton Custom 156 to this board in a 160 was like night and day. Not even in the same realm. The Virus was fun, while the Custom was a lot of work to ride.
Shit... Now I've convinced myself I need to order another Virus...