Im riding a 15 year old board, and havent paid any attention to board tech (because I havent been riding) over the last 9 years since I moved back to Michigan from Oregon. Now Im looking for a good all-mountain ride. Im 39 years old, 6 tall, weigh 160lbs, size 10.5 boot Ride +15deg. rear, +20 deg front Never go in park or pipe Never intentionally ride switch I like steeps, open bowls, high speed groomers, powder. Current riding is likely to be: 40% Michigan scraped icy groomers, 40% groomed, 20% powder/deep crud/backcountry Past rides - 1985 Burton Backhill, 1990 Kemper Freestyle 155, 1992 Burton Air 6.1 (161) Current Ride - 1999 Burton Floater 167 I started riding in 1987 with a Burton Backhill - hiking the local sledding hills because no local resorts allowed snowboarding. I rode Michigan all through high school and college with the occasional trip to Colorado, mostly on a Burton Air 6.1. After moving to Oregon in 1998 I demoed a mess of boards and decided on a Burton Floater 167. I bought the Floater 167 because: Good edge hold on high speed groomers, no chatter, no toe drag, solid feel, good float in powder/Cascade concrete. Most normal width boards at the time had toe drag and didnt float out well in powder, and most shorter boards I rode werent stable and had lots of tip/tail chatter at high speeds. Now Im back in Michigan and the Floater is 15 years old, beat up, and not the most appropriate board for the majority of my riding. Based on looking at a number of recommendations, Im probably considering the following - Burton: Family Tree Juice Wagon (157) Barracuda (157, 161) Sherlock (157, 160) K2: Turbo Dream (159, 160W) Ride: Highlife UL (158, 161, 159W) Id love to just demo a bunch of boards like I did last time, but that just isnt a realistic option here in Michigan. Basic goal: On Michigan groomed ice - significantly better than my Floater On fast groomers and steep crud - equal to my Floater On powder - capable of handling 12" without killing me, but I can rent a dedicated powder board for the rare occasions I run into a deep day. Any advice, thoughts, suggestions, or feeling are appreciated.