Such a fun board for POWDER. I rode the HERO up at Baldface for 3 days. 55cm's of fresh and this handled so well. The nose finds its way to the top of the snow no matter how deep you get. GREAT landings off drops into powder. It's not the best for groomers but it will still get the job done.
EST system is my favorite binding set-up ever. So with the flex of the board and versatility of binding placement one of my most used boards. Especially when there is fresh snow.