First really interesting thread IMO =))
Eliminator is ok. Pricey but carves well. I think it aint too agressive.
NS Raptor is a good choice too.
Imho this depend on where do you live. If In Europe get Elim(they're made in Eurore, afaik
), if in US get Raptor.
There's one more board you should look at: Elan Vertigo. Stiff and soild. And it cheaper than F2, but as goos as elim(it's all about brands).
Other boards are a good choice, but i'd choose from this 3 boards.
Driver X is a definately good choice, but you should look at:
Salomon Malamute: Flex 9/10, SBX riders choice(so as Driver X). I heard some say: if salomon fits well, you'd fell in love with em, and wont change for any other. If not, Just get another one. I got malamutes and really happy with em, they fit like a glove.
Nitro Team. Stiff and responsive.
I know that Driver X and Malamutes are the best for SBX, this is what you should look at. I'm not saying Drivers are bad, but just give Malamutes a try, if you're able to wear it for a while.
Flow Frx are used for a softboot carving very often, They got a very good "side support" because of big strap. Haven't tried 'em yet, and AFAIK
, there's no FRX in XL in Kazachstan this year(dealer told so). Anyway i got CADs.
Can't comment on SP, but i believe that'd be a nice choice too.
PS. Get and elevators or palmer plates. That does reaally make a difference.
I'm interested in a softboot carving, PM if you got any questions/ideas.