I still regularly ride and love my two top of the line Options from 2004 and 05...they are built like tanks, been more durable than the gnu or skate banana that I later obtained...and trashed...and gave away. Those old Options are more demanding of a rider. For charging, snap and pop response and holding a line at mach...they are damm fine boards that were pressed in Vancouver and with excellent material. However my next board will be something with c2btx design for a bit more relaxed ride.
I hear you man. I have no intention of giving my up Option...I love the board, just find it not too forgiving anytime I leave the ground and don't land perfectly. It makes it not very rewarding for me to try and leave the ground very often. I guess I should have been more specific when I said I don't want more than one board.
I guess I will look at some C2BTX boards.