Great review. I just picked up a 163W Highlife (2011) that I plan to use for powder days here in Tahoe. I was planning on using CADs with it, but your statement about the playfulness has me a bit concerned. I mainly like carving big lines, going in and out of trees, and hitting natural features. Was it the stiffness of the CADs or the way you had them set up that took away from the playfulness of the board? I know you suggested the Ride Alphas, but what about SPi (I have those on my Bataleon Goliath)? Thanks.
DAYS 14/15: 4
2014 Bataleon Camel Toe
2011 Ride Highlife/K2 Auto Uprise
2010 Bataleon Goliath
2014 Flow Verve/Ride Revolt