HA, saw a good bit of those people myself. Its actually kind of scary because they arent just putting themselfs in danger, but also other's. While you can see burton and others putting out more and more pow orianted boards out there, mainly because of the supernatural and movies like art of flight and such. Redbull is so mainstream.
Powder oriented boards have always existed. Hell, in the beginning, snowboards were ONLY for riding powder.