Also look at Marhar throwback, arbor westmark, rome mod or mod rocker and solomon Time Machine.
I rode the gnu RC 157 and proto hdx 155 last year and still hated the mag on the gnu, I wish it came like smoking snowboards in a mellow mag. I really liked the new proto granted it was in 8 inches of fluff but the next day it was just as fun. Out of all my boards I ride the throwback the most cause it reminds me of my old blacklist. See if you can wait for some demo days if not get what you want and be happy.