Thanks for the advice Nivek! Much appreciated. I believe you have sold me on the signal park flat, the only thing is you mention it has triax fibre glass top and bottom, but i can only find mention of it saying biax. Not a huge issue but just want to double check everything before pulling the trigger. Also i like the carbon stringers, as it won't become too soft over time.
Now the problem is sizing, i'd love to be able to ride the 156, but i think it could just be too short being a softer board. I know you can't give the definite answer there, but from your experience would it be pushing it too much of someone round the 200 lb mark (hopefully the highest i will push the scales for some time) to do the type of riding listed above?