lib tech skate banana 159 09/10
Got it. Needless to say, the Skate Banana and ET/TBT are pretty much opposite ways of approaching snowboard design. I completely understand the burn to mix it up and check out differnt styles of boards. It keeps your riding fresh.
The Whatever will be great for you in 156. At 165 lbs you do not need any bigger. Freestyle TBT has a different feel from Twin TBT and sounds like a great match for getting you that extra little something you did not find in the ET's.
Sintered/Extruded? Hah! No concensus there. Suffice it to say that a well waxed extruded base is very fast, durable and easy to repair.
Stance options - when we get in the full production models we will do some insert measurements and answer that one definitively.