last year i rode a 152 skate banana, i love it but its starting to delam. im looking for something similar...a little shorter (147-150) and less noodley. ive heard good things about Capita boards but ive never ridden one. any suggestions?
You're going to hear it a lot, but the Never Summer Evo. Can't say I've used it myself, but if I were able to excuse dropping the money on it, I'd be picking up and Evo for a park board. the Proto CT isn't a bad choice as well, but it's a little stiffer than you probably want.
I'd probably decide on the camber profile you wanted before looking at specific boards. The c2btx boards from LibTech/Gnu, and the NeverSummer (not sure about other brands but they probably have their own equivelant with different naming conventions) boards have a nice hybrid camber profile which is good in the park but also better all-mtn than many other profiles.
The 2012 model Never Summer Evo with blunted nose/tail looks to be a really solid board and I don't think you'd have any issues with it. If you're used to riding reverse camber it will be a bit of change adjusting to most of the Capita shaped boards but maybe they're better for park riding?
I was in a similar dilemma and decided to get the GNU riders choice in 151.5 (usually ride 155cm reverse camber). Haven't taken it out yet but my reasoning was I wanted something smaller and more playful but still capable of riding all-mtn. Binding choice plays a big part too, Flux RK30 / K2 Hurrithane or similar bindings are going to give any board a looser feel.
Smaller and less noodly? Why? Or could you mean smaller but actually somewhat stable since BTX is dumb?
I think the ET comes in a 149, Salomon Popstar is geared towards the asian market so its a cambered park stick (I think built off the Riot) for smaller guys, Signal makes the Park down to like a 135, and next year it comes with a carbon strip as well as a Rocker light and zero cam option, the Nitro Swindle drops down to 148, the Flow Verve comes in a 149, and the Westmark comes in a 150.