Screw DIY, need help with factory split!!
Ok, so I have completely given up on the idea of splitting my Charlie at the end of the season and I have just decided to start looking for a factory. I am going to deal hunt starting after x-mas when I get my bonus, but I am willing to pay for a quality board that I will have for a few seasons pending major damage to the board for some reason. I know there is a full forum dedicated to split boarding, but I have no presence over there and I feel that it's rude to sign up and start asking noob questions. I believe that here it's already expected of me ^_^ So with that being said I know some people here split and can probably help me out. I need help narrowing down the splits I should be looking at. My everyday board is a 154 DoA, my pow deck is a 158 Charlie. I really like both of these boards in how the feel and ride. I had a 158 Berzerker early last season and found it to stiff.... I think... in the end I didn't like it and sold it. I won't start riding the board until the end of the resort season at White Water and even then will only be using it within White Water boundaries this season. Next season I will be doing my Avi course and will start to venture out more. I want to be able to use the board in various conditions from tits deep powder up Kootenay Pass to early spring sloppy shit. So my thinking is something from 158 - 162 maybe? Maybe something with camber underfoot and then rockers out? I don't ride much switch as it is, so a twin is in way way a necessity and would think directional makes more sense for me. I know I don't want a super stiff super tank as I know I won't enjoy riding it. Also, I can get Sparks at like 10% above cost from my local shop for I am about 99% sure I am going to go with Magentos, unless some one has a compelling reason it's a bad decision. Any ways my current list is as follows:
Jones - Solution 158/161
NS - SL Split 158/161
Prior - BC Split 158/161
Prior - Khyber 160
Olive - Exodus Split 158 (locally made in Canada)
Any ways I totally open to any other suggestions that I am missing, and I do appreciate the help!