Talk you down I shall.
But first, you seem to be somewhat confused about your riding - 'surfing' and carving are about as different as it gets.
Still the SL does not really make sense either way:
- If it is really a surfy, tail-ride board (esp. for pow) that you want, then you should look for something like a Burton Fish, a YES 420, maybe a Jones Hovercraft, etc. NS unfortunately does not really have anything in that category.
- If you mean a carve-happy board that lets you draw lots of nice ribbons all the way down the mountain, then you would be better off with a more cambered deck - for instance your current Titan will be better at that than the SL.
In short, while the SL a great board, it is not a great fit for what you are describing at all. Also, it does not really make sense to get an SL as a quiver board anyway, as it pretty much is the opposite - a super versatile quiver killer that is quite good at many things (including park, which you do not do) but a master of none.
Exactly the kind of input I was looking for. Except for my beginner board, a cheap Liquid/K2 package deal from Sports Authority, I've only ridden really stiff freeride boards. I was just thinking about trying something different.
As for what I mean by "surfy," maybe I got the terms wrong. I grew up surfing...when there is the right snow, I love to ride like I'm surfing the slop I grew up with in Cocoa Beach. Lots of tight, snappy turns, kicking the tail off the ridges on the side of the trails. But also, when there is a good line, I like to really get it up on edge and make wide carving turns.
But mostly, if the way in front of me is open and relatively clean, I like to point it downhill and charge. I LOVE my Titan...I've just been curious about riding a rocker/camber board, and mixing it up a little. The price seemed right, but I didn't want to drop the cash without knowing anything about the board. Thanks again!