Great ice grip, but I undertand this is a characteristic of all titanal boards. I've only ever ridden one other hardboot-specific board...a Virus Extreme Carver something or the other, which had a great, snappy tail.
The F2 rides damp but might not kick back the energy carvers would want. Tried it off-piste in crud-covered fresh, but went over the nose after a couple of turns. I don't quite understand why anybody bothers with HB's off-piste, but I imagine this board is capable enough in that department. I'd rather take the Tanker 200 any day. Update: I did play around on the Tanker in shallow fresh with the HB's, and it was fun. I might be changing my mind about HB's and powder. Maybe I'm just getting better.
Bottom line: Rides smoothly like a full-sized sedan, but its suspension may make things go a little too smoothly.
Update: Had a chance to ride it in some shallow powder, and the board did well. Mind you, there was hardpack maybe half a foot underneath, so this might account for some of the board's responsiveness. Lots of fun to carve around on the piste and then play around in piste-side soft, but I would never want to get caught in deep powder or backcountry on this board.