i have ridden the narrow versions of the machete, the lib trs which is like a narrow skunk ape, and the never summer sl which is the narrow version of the legacy. I own a salomon villain- softer version of the assassin. The rest are based on reviews from others.
you really cant go wrong with any of these boards, they are all medium stiff boards that are good for all around riding focused on speed. Really the rest is up to what camber/flex profiles/graphics/price you want. They are my suggestions as a starting point, if one looks particularly intersting to you there are numerous reviews for most of these or for boards that are similar.
The Assassin, legacy and nitro team will be the softest of the group, the skunk ape is the stiffest with the drifter subculture and machete all being around the same, the machete is softer tip to tail and very stiff torsionally.
If you can find last years models for them then go for it.
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