I haven't ridden the pow snake yet, but have been doing alot of research on it and checked it out in person a few times, both new and used demos. It seems like it breaks in quite a bit softer and I'm worried it might be too soft for what I'm looking for right now. The Sick Stick is pricier, but the added bamboo seems to make it a bit stiffer and more in line with what I'm looking for personally, plus is supposed to give it more pop.
16 Gnu Swallow Tail Carver . 16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA
16 Burton Genesis X . 15 Now Drive
16 Flow Talon . 14 Flow Hylite