Thanks for your input. As much as I wish I was putting down first descents in AK, I'll be doing the majority of my riding at resorts (trees & moguls in VT; back bowls, steeps & chutes out west), with some occasional side country/backcountry rips. But it sounds like the flagship or raptor may still be a bit overkill.
I've been riding my Nitro Shogun 161 for about 8 years, so I can handle a long(er), stiff hard charging board pretty damn well. Many of you seem to be recommending getting a 157-159. What are the advantages to that?
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