Last year I bought a split board (Burton Custom), and I love it for Yo-Yoing in powder. I think it is the best solution for a snow boarder, but it is kind of a pain for touring especially when the terrain is gently rolling. It also doesn't traverse well on wind blown or corn. Sometimes I wonder if it would just be easier to learn how to Tele. There is no feeling like surfing a board on powder, but the lack of good locomotion options makes it not seem worth while. I've been snowboarding for 13 years and, with much resistance, I'm thinking about switching to the dark side. Just a thought before you go blowing a bunch on doe.