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Another board advice thread

Hi there everyone, i am looking for some input from those with knowledge in buying a new park deck for a bigger guy. I currently weigh 95 kg(210 lb), but plan to be under 90 kg(200 lb) before the season starts, I ride size 10 boots so i don't need a wide deck.

The point of this board will be used for park riding, being able to take a beating from rails whilst im improve on them and be stabilish on smaller jumps, 20 - 25 ft (don't see the point in launching too the moon until i have these under control and landing my spins properly on them). It doesn't need the ability to slay pow or bomb down a run as i have a board for that (rome agent). I will also be doing instructing part time so i'd like a board that is just cruisy around the mountain. They will have a pair of raiden phantoms strapped too them (probably not the best pairing for the board im looking for), but being a bigger guy i certainly haven't found them uber stiff.

The board this will be replacing is a Yes Handsign 157, which i found to be on the upper end of medium flex, so i am looking for something a bit softer than this board. From my research here and the rest of the internet i have tried to narrow my selections down, but i am finding it very hard to put different opinions together as it seems the average weight of people here is quite a bit lighter than me. So with being a bigger guy i have tried to find things with carbon inserts to help with pop and it won't fold in half on me and have also tended to try find things on the upper end of the jib boards.

So i am just after opinions from people here that might be of similar weight, or can advise whether the boards i am looking at are all around the same flex.

Rome Artifact Rocker 156 (probably too soft)

Salomon Drift Rocker 156 (am favoring this at the moment)

Endeavor Colour (not sure which size, as reviews are limited)

Rome Garage rocker 156

Forum Deck 156 (pretty much zero info on the net about this board, just noticed the tech it had so i thought i would throw it in the mix)

Signal Park (looks like a noodle to me, worried i could be too big for it)

DC PBJ 156

Now these boards also entered the mix, slightly stiffer boards, but if i size down a little could work, but could be me over thinking the situation.

Endeavor high 5 155

Now i've listed quite a few boards, it is pretty much doing my head in. So any advice would be grand! If i have missed any vital info out please say so and i will add it in.

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