The Banana seemed softer than the Pickle to me even though they are rated about the same. The Pickle also seemed stiffer than the TRS. All similar sizes (156, 156, & 157), 2009 releases. The Pickle has the asym. sidecut (deeper on heel side), but I don't notice it very much. Pickle has a blunt tip shape, while Banana is rounded. Other than that, price and brand preference could play a role??? Have fun deciding!