Hey guys, I have the same board although its in a 161 and have a much different take on it.
Having spent time on boards such as the arbor coda, ns raptor, rossi krypto, and a few burtons. I must say this is one hell of a board.
This board is unsinkable in the deep stuff, if you set it back almost all the way, its got amazing float and isnt too slashy/surfy. The slight taper isnt even noticeable with the mellow magne, but if you get it on ice, you know its mellow as it can get a bit squirrely. I found it super stable at very high speeds (thanks skitracks for letting me know when i break 100!), super damp in the chop and real easy to stomp with. It is a real fun board that is great to take out in the deep, if you were looking to add it to a quiver, it would be a great fit between a dedicated pow stick (hovercraft, pintails and swallowtails etc) and an aggressive mountain board (krypto, BSOD etc). It is a big mountain board and doenst feel like anything special on short runs or hardpack, but for the longer runs, deep snow and gnarly terrain it is the shit...this board stays home unless 2 of those 3 are met.
ARSENALFAN, I think you might be right at the end, if you really start to push it, this board will take you there, chutes, steeps and heavy chop are this things strong points not to mention pow. If you are hitting up Sunshine and Loiuse give it a whirl somewhere with a higher pitch and see what you think then...take it somewhere a bit more gnarly like KickingHorse, Fernie or Revelstoke...thats where it shines. (also, pm me if youre lookin for a dude to shred with outa calgary!)