This board is one of the sickest swallow tails I’ve had the pleasure of riding. Surfy and floats in deep snow like nobodies business. It can also hold a mean edge and you can carve this board as hard as you want on groomers at the resort too. Just be mindful when getting skins, Weston has a specific tail clip they designed that’s available via their website https://westonbackcountry.com/products/weston-splitboard-tail-clips
Rode this board on a 3 month tour of Hokkaido and could not be more stoked on my purchase! The japow floats effortlessly in the deep pow and has a great surfy feel to it. Surprised how easy it was to get my skins dialed in and never had any issues with them in the backcountry. Rode it a few times at the resort and again was impressed how responsive it ran on the groomers too. Super fun, playful, nimble board. Would absolutely recommend in a split or solid depending on what you need it for.
This board was definitely built for powder with its large nose with a shaped shallow tail. It certainly excels in its natural environment but also has a good sidecut that performs in packed powder, choppy snow, and groomers. The flex throughout the board is dialed, with a soft forgiving flex in the nose and the stiff swallow tail gives strength in every turn