Thanks for the reply Cass! All this new stuff is a bit mystifying to me as the new board would have looked broken to me if I saw it back then. Should I be worried about stepping down a bunch in relative quality? I see the edges don't wrap all the way around although I really don't try to run the tip/tail into rocks. Will I end up overpowering it? It's just hard justifying $800 on a board when I barely get out enough anyway. Sorry for being the new guy and asking a lot of questions. The search function is fantastic, but there are a lot of choices out there.