Pell- I'm pretty much in your riding demographic. I wanted a quiver-killer for the northeast mountains. Lets face it, NE conditions can be pretty variable so we need something that can take it all right?
I picked up the Rome Mod Rocker and I love it. Second year on it. Its rocker but a bit stiffer than most, so it floats, holds and edge and takes jumps and rails like a champ. Check it out.