Unity makes awesome boards, but I have no experience with the Whale. The Summit is a solid pow slayer that does exactly what you are asking for.
I may just end up with a summit, but I love the look and shape of the whale. I know that shouldn't be a factor, but when you can't demo one then it does become a factor. Didn't the owner of Unity work for N.S before starting Unity? Or was that B-Line? God I miss my Diesel, one of the best boards I ever had. Next to my Premier of course.
Man, the Internet sounds like a tuff place to ride.