So if I understand correctly:
The FIVE SE and the M9 are as an overall feeling quiet similar?
Any reason to choose the one over the other?
I had 2010 or 2011 M9's in Large but my boot (32 Lashed FT in Size 43EU) was little too wide for those. Very, very snug fit. I now passed those to the misses board as she also has wide boots (32 Prion FT in Size 38EU) but at least the width is ok. (Needed some tuning to get her boots fitting perfectly, by advancing the highback, but I think that worked out)
Better to diss out some more bucks to get the NXT with the NASTY system?
I'm spending half of my boarding-time teaching youngsters, the rest is all-mountain trickery :-)
The Five SE and the M9 are very similar with the differences being the flex in the top panel and the design of the surf strap. These are going to be softer flexing models than any of the NX2's. Nasty is amazing. There are so many Flow models to hopefully meet the needs of most riders. Deciding...now that is your job