I think FR2 is uberstiff, and overkill, if he doesn't told anything about alpine style, carving, and etc..
@outlyr: look at Ride NRC, Ride Spi, Ride CAD. May be Nidecker 900, or union force mc(they don't cost $400, but with discounts). I got CAD's for $120 as new, and reeeealy happy with em(on an elevators) =)
Thanks, I'll check them out.