Thanks wrath, I think its a shame what happened to Option moving production out of BC and falling into obscurity.
Given I've already purchased the Palmer Honeycomb 3 perhaps I can narrow my questioning down a little.
A) Was my thought that stiffer and lighter is what I want correct given my size, experience and how I plan to ride?
B) Does the Palmer fit the bill for me was that already a mistake of sorts
C) Given that I already bought one board, if I buy another I'm probably going to compare them and so I'm probably not buying #2 new from the shop so my selection is reduced. Two local offerings that are good deals and I think fit my need are the Elan Vertigo and the Never Summer Legacy (06 I think so profile is a little more freeride focused than the new one). Are these good choices? Is the mid wide on the NS overkill given I'm on the threshold with Sz11 boots?
Thanks and sorry for the barrage of Q's