Union Force is definitely NOT gonna do it for him. I think best options in your price range are Rome Arsenal and Ride Double Agent. The latter is actually a 9 on the Ride's chart, while the SPi is an 8. Both will be comfy, stiff/responsive, and not super expensive.
18 Snoplanks Asym Fish . 18 Arbor Terrapin . 17 NS Maverix . 17 NS Twenty Five . 16 NS Swift - 14 TJ Brand Retro Fish
18 Rome Katana . 17 Burton Malavita Wing . 16 Burton Genesis X
16 Flow Talon
Last edited by Triple8Sol; 11-09-2010 at 04:43 PM.