Hmm... valid points... though this question seems very rider specific, the video helped. The fact that i will be spending alot of time in ny and pa makes more sense for me to opt for the 55 since hopefully it'll give me that small "sense of stability" on the bigger jumps.... and btw how did you break two boards? well the second one since you got the edge busted on the first one
First one busted edge, the second one the entire board de-laminated. I'm told this was a manufacturing defect. Apparently lot of the board of that model (Omatic Awesome) showed the same thing and I was later able to get a new board via warranty. I wonder if it delammed a little and the super wet slush of summer boarding got in an split it open. OMatic went out of business (I don't know why as I wasn't paying attention, but I'm sure this didn't help).