they are identical boards except for the sidecut on the pickle. they have the same construction, etc. i have heard only awesome things about the pickle (we got a few late release into our shop last year and they were all gone within a week). i haven't gotten a chance to ride one yet, but i ride a banana and the ideas behind the pickle sidecut is legit.
it's got the deeper heelside sidecut to make initiating heelside turns and the like easier and more stable.
in terms of which one is better...i think its just whether or not you want to give the retro sidecut a try. other than that they are both meant for the same thing and will have many of the same advantages/disadvantages. last season they only released the pickle in a 56, so that may be a bit limiting, not sure if they are going to expand the size run for the upcoming season
pete saari did a long interview about the tech behind it bla bla i can't find it right now but ill post it when i do!
Last edited by HeartSnow31; 07-09-2009 at 04:00 AM.