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Board selection help?

I'm considering buying a new board for next season. I'm about 5'8" 170, size 10 boot. My current setup is a Rome Anthem 158, DC Judge boots, and T9 MFM Pro bindings. This setup works pretty well for me as is, as long as I'm mostly sticking to bombing the entire mountain. I like to throw in some random spins and such occasionally, but I'd like to get more into some park riding (mostly smaller jumps/rails, to save my knees as much as I can). I guess my point is this: I like bombing the mountain certainly, but I also like freestyle aspects so I'd like to find a board that's kind of right down the middle. The Anthem is great, but it doesn't seem to have much of a freestyle side to it. I've narrowed my search to these:

T9 MFM Classic/Pro Tiger
GNU Carbon Credit
DC Devun Walsh/Tone
Arbor Westmark

Has anyone ridden any of these and have feedback? These all seem to be good for all mountain freestyle and are true twins, so I'm having some trouble deciding. Budget isn't too much of an issue, based on the prices of these that I've found. Also, if anyone has any other suggested boards, feel free to mention those as well. Thanks in advance!

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If you want to spin then go as short as you can handle.
I'm 5'10",200 pounds and ride a 156 or 155 for everything.
I'd recommend a Lib Tech skate banana.
The rocker is great in pow and great for butters/presses.
You lose a bit of pop, but that's not such a bad thing while learning in the park.
My previous 3 camber boards all snapped in 12 days or less,
the banana is about 40 days old and still going strong.
I'm in love with a banana . . . .
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If you want to spin then go as short as you can handle.
I'm 5'10",200 pounds and ride a 156 or 155 for everything.
I'd recommend a Lib Tech skate banana.
The rocker is great in pow and great for butters/presses.
You lose a bit of pop, but that's not such a bad thing while learning in the park.
My previous 3 camber boards all snapped in 12 days or less,
the banana is about 40 days old and still going strong.
I'm in love with a banana . . . .
Thanks for the input...I had actually looked at the Skate Banana, looks like a legit choice for the style I want.
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