I started out snowboarding about 20 years ago, then wised up and switched to skiing about 18 years ago, and never looked back. Last week the resort conditions were shit, so I swapped with my room-mate, my skis for his snowboard. Holy shit did I have fun! I was able to link up all my turns, Nose butter flat to my face, 50-50 a box, method/ nose grab, and tail tap a slow skiing sign. My skills on a board were a perfect match for the less-than-ideal conditions, allowing me to have more fun than I probably would've on my skis. Not so much fun that I'd be interested in picking up my own snowboard again, but the idea slashing some surfy turns on a board is really growing on me.
So, I've been thinking about picking up a pow surfer to keep in the back of my car, or to throw on the sled just for fun. Seems like I can scoop one up for about the same price as a snowboard, and it would be killer to be able to pull over, shred a line, then be on my merry way.
Question is, do any of you have any experience on one of these things? Do my newly recovered boarding skills translate? Any manufacturer, model, size recommendations? I'm a big guy at 6'5" 200lbs, and I always ski a super deep (continental) snowpack.