Go for this year's RC or last year's with pickle tech. It will be familiar but even better than what you've been used to. I've owned upwards of 10 RC's over the years for a reason!
15 NS Ripsaw . 14 NS Proto HD . 14 NS Cobra . 13 Gnu Space Case EC2 . 2013 Salomon Pow Snake
14 Now Drive . 13 Now IPO
14 Flow Hylite