from their website: Q: Does The Whip work in powdery condition?
A: The main feature on The Whip FR-117A, the open V hull (OVH) is specifically designed for speed and maneuverability. While it will work fine in regular powdery conditions, it is not recommended for deep, un-groomed, off the trail conditions. In another word, if you are only into heli-snowboarding, the FR-117A is not the board for you. However, a powder friendlier board is in the pipeline, so you will be taken care of soon enough.
LOL who would want this?