Finally got my first runs on my new Sierra Crew today.
Conditions: Great on the surface groom, but raining an fog.
With that said, I forced myself to take 10 runs or so just to get an idea of the board. I must say, I almost stayed all day. The ride is so awesome. I have been riding the V-rocker the past couple of days on the hill, and they are so different I can't believe they are both based off a Custom. Might as well be totally different boards. The Crew is slightly narrower, stiffer and has that wonderful feel of camber in turns. Where the tail propels you into the next carve. No real park today, just messing around on rollers and bumps, but it felt like it had more pop actually and its definitely a ton more stable when going fast. It had the light, poppy feeling of my Vapor actually, but is a ton more stable when going fast. I would say they are a similar flex even. The Crew probably a little bit softer. Though it definitely rips carves way better than my Vapor does.
There was still some ''untouched pow'' as the resort website called it. Which was actually nearly two feet deep, what they left out is that it was water soaked and the consistency of grandmas mashed potatoes. However I was actually able to stay on top of it. Thank goodness because I didn't realize how thick it was before I peeled off a run at high speeds and basically had myself in between runs and had to finish the whole way down in ito get back to packed snow.
What I think I found most interesting about this board is it felt like it had all the things I like about my Custom X, i.e., its ridiculously fast and poppy with a ton of edge grip. But its delivered in mellower package that you can just dork around on at the same time.
I think it fits in the Sierra lineup very well. The Sierrascope is much softer and flexy and is a better dedicated park stick.