My big question is, I am looking for a board that can do some park riding and some cruising down the mountain, with a bias towards park riding. I've searched the forums and I would like some feedback on my choices.
I spend most of my time in the park...but when friends come and visit I'm usually cruising around the mountain with them. Occassionally we'll get a huge dump and then I'm in the backcountry. The Banana handles all of these situations beautifully just like it's advertised to. I can't say enough good things about it. Clearly the best choice IMO when considering the list you mentioned and your goals.