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.
18 Snoplanks Asym Fish . 16 NS Swift - 14 TJ Brand Retro Fish
17 Burton Malavita Wing . 16 Burton Genesis X
16 Flow Talon