This is a board that takes what I dish out. It allows me to handle the steeps that my buddies riding Neversummers and big powder boards are shredding. Flying over chop and bumps the landing is so smooth I can hardly tell I'm airborne. It can also take the bigger drops, and the fast base is great if you're stuck riding a cat track back to the lift.
With the long nose, no matter where you place your bindings, you're still going to float above the powder. It's an expensive board, but it's worth every penny.