i find myself riding the exact same terrain as you and have fallen in love with my never summer premier f1-r. you're going to notice this crowd is pretty bias towards never summer, but that's because they are very high quality high performance boards. i have about 15 days on mine so far. the rc tech is super smooth and floaty with really easy edge-to-edge control. super stable at speed, but has enough flex to still be lots of fun. i'm 5'10" 175 and was previously riding a 159, the rc tech makes the board ride a little shorter so i went with the 159, but feel it rides more like a 156 which is awesome in the trees. 3 year warranty doesn't hurt either.
So its ok to step up on the neversummer bandwagon, but we are all a bunch of mindless drones getting on the Union bandwagon?
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