As I said, I don't mind flatbasing during regular riding, and can have no problems doing it over smaller jumps. But when I am hauling ass to make sure I clear the knuckle on a 20+ footer, its a different set of dangers.
And when I say keeping a toe edge, I don't mean enough to physically raise the heel off the snow - just enough to make sure I am 100 percent in control.
Also, for those saying "dead flat or back to the bunny hill for you!", are you saying that there is absolutely ZERO chance of catching an edge on the jump launch, as long as you are centered on the board and well balanced? Like I said I can't actually remember if I have caught an edge since getting this board, but I do have memories of catching edges in the past (on the hardpacked approaches to lifts etc). If it was a fresh groomed jump I wouldn't have any issues but these jumps were very used with lots of tracks leading up the face