Recommend me a second board
I currently have a 2009 Never Summer Premier F1 -- other than a couple days of renting, the only thing I've ever boarded on -- and it's working out great. It's super stable at high speeds, and while it's been a little harder to learn on the stiffness, I'm definitely growing into it. Furthermore, my first priority will always be carving and bombing down the steeps, which is why I bought this board.
However, last weekend I was at Sierra, and I ended up spending a little time in the super-beginner terrain park. It was definitely fun. I'm interested in getting a second board that will allow me to play around with freestyle a little more, although I don't plan on ever doing super hardcore park stuff as it's not worth the injury risk to me. Furthermore, I'd like something that just feels a little different and helps me learn what different boards mean to me. Finally, I'd like it to suit runs through the trees on powder days. My current board seems fine on powder, but it's a little hard to maneuver through dense forests, especially since at 161cm on 180lbs, my current board definitely fits but is on big side.
Therefore, I'd like a second board that has the following properties:
1) Something like 156cm or so -- still want it to fit, but
2) Rocker -- just for kicks, would be good for powder
3) Freestyle stiffness -- want to do park, but more just want to be able to goof off and turn on a dime.
4) Will be able to acquire for ~50% off when the 2010 boards go on sale next month -- I don't really need a second board, so it'd have to be a good deal to be worth it
From what I remember of my research last year, I was thinking either a LibTech, Capita, or a Never Summer EVO-R or SL-R. I like what the Never Summer brand represents (small company, high quality, long warranty), so SL-R was probably my first choice. Thoughts?