I rode a buddy's BG last year and think you would be happy with it given you were looking at the man's board to start with. Tough to get a total hold on things in a single day and something didn't feel totally right for me.. but I chalk that up to riding it for one day and it also really being the first/only board with some of the new tech stuff I have ever ridden.
It was damp, and I felt it was a little easier for me to maneuver in some tight spots... I do think I had more stability at real high speeds on my man's board. Would love to ride it more.. would also love to get some time on a few of the NS and Arbors and get a feel for those.