I agree with the other posters. Last year I was using my tail as a rudder for sure.
Unless I am speed checking, I dont use my back tail. I feel way more confident just charging on this board.
I completely agree with BA. . . Basically I feel that I can just jam my toes down into the snow (this doesn't actually happen, but that's the feeling) and the board holds right under there. Same feeling with the heels. From there the transition between the two is seemless, and that's why I feel so much more comfortable going SOOOOOO much faster than I did last year on my old board.
Following the above idea, as I push my toe edge into the ground, and the board digs in the board flexs really easily to match my crave line, and then when I come out of the carve transitioning into the next one, the board seems to slingshot out of the first turn into the second. I am sure all boards do this to a degree, but, damn I just feel it happens so easily on this board.