It rides just like the NS Solid Summit 167. I am very impressed with the quality of this board. The taper is over 10 millimeters which is huge for a board of this type. The guys at NS have figured something out, because it rides just fine on hardpack and even switch if needed.
Another thing I was little concerned about was the set back when you were skinning. In order for this to work the touring brackets had to be quite a ways back from the center of the ski. As it turned out, they are mounted right to the sweet spot of the ski and I haven't had any problems with my ski's slipping back, except for on slopes that are too steep to skin anyway.
As far as for the ride. I took it out on Berthoud Pass and Buffalo Pass in Steamboat. Both days so far it's slayed it. I absolutely floats in deep pow.
Here I am testing some windbuff on Berthoud.
Seeing how it handles with a little air.
and Cody and myself just enjoying the sun and pow that day.
All I can say is that the Neversummer splits are the top of line. The fit is amazing. Bentley even set my stance for me so all I had to do was use my slider plate bindings from my other split and I was ready to go.