Back to topic. I was watching boarder-X on NBC a few days ago, I think it was a qualifier for Olympics next year, it was in Utah. Anyhow I was most interested in the boards they were riding. They looked weird, like an Alpine board but they had soft boots. Back in the day I think they used to ride regular looking boards, you know with a scoop at tip and tail. But these boards were flat on the tail. I really want to ride one of those. The brand most were riding was Kessler. I thought they only made Alpine boards but I googled them and they make boarder-cross boards too, very cool. They seem very specialized but still would be super fun to ride I think. Anyone been on one?
This are BX specific boards: blunt nose, stiff AF, big radius. Quite similar to alpine, but some differences.
I might go for Snowboardcross, just for fun next week: I got license for that year, and doing alpine racing, again just for fun.
You can try hitting the course on your regular board if you have pretty stiff board. Obviously, special board will be faster though. Biggest names are: Kessler, Oxess, SG and may be Apex.