Hey there. I just purchased this board...
Hey there. I just purchased this board sort of on a whim. Ive been snowboarding for years (FeelGood 152 '04 was my most recent board), and needed a quick replacement. I didn't do my research. I am assuming from the directional shape/fat nose/my new larger size (156) that this board will be good in powder, but the comments about it being an early progressive board are making me a little uneasy. I love alpine, backcountry, powder, anything off the beaten track... is the mystique going to live up to my expectations?
I would say from the specs this board is made for beginner to intermediate riders. This board will be great for riders really learning to control there carves and build the confidence. As far as back country goes. It will probably be better then the feel good. but i would have looked into something with a reverse camber or rocker. (banana technology) any directional board will be better on pow days than a twin board hands down. But there are other aspecs that make a board better in all around back country i just got a reverse camber board and do a ton of back country riding. I will no longer ride anything that isnt a rocker.