Both are amazing boards and he could definately have a lot of fun on an ET, but having sold a lot of these to big guys, the reaction to the Riot from guys over 190 lbs is 100%. He would have a very different experience on that board than you would. For you it would feel like a monster power board, for him it will be more of an on demand, solid fit.
I noticed that the specs on the ET & the ET "artist edition" are slightly different in regards to stiffness..Wich one would be more geared to what I will be doing, as well as not shake like a leaf when im downing icy steeps..I like what a softer feeling board will do in the way of butters and flat ground type tricks..but I def. dont wanna be the last one to the bottom because of chatter.Thanks man.. sorry for the interrogation..I just want to get the right tool for the job!
O ya apparently I weigh 152 lbs now.. not 145.. does that make a difference haha?