I saw this topic and it made me laugh because I was in the same boat this year. My riding is similar to yours, although not as hard core backcountry. I ride in bounds, but mostly in the double black areas: trees, steeps, etc. I'm a good bit bigger than you though, 5'10" @ 255 lbs. Prior to this year, I had the 2008 T.Rice in 157 which was the only year it was full banana(reverse camber). It was fun for a while, but I wanted something bigger and with a camber medley to get the best of both worlds. I came down to the T.Rice with C2 and the Proto with the RC. I really loved the T.Rice graphics, and was fond of magnetraction. However, in the end I went with the Proto because I wanted to try NS. I'm so happy with my decision. I got the 160, and I can honestly say it's the best board I've ever ridden. I literally feel like a better rider because of it.