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Rode both for a while last year, I guess they added carbon to the fastplant this year. If I was only riding the park I would pick the fastplant, its very stable and predictable, take it out of the park and it is just way to damp, and slow to react (I feel this way about all the flat boards I've rode). No fun in turns, to soft to charge. The pickle is tons of fun to rip around the mountain. Stiff enough to charge into natural hits, turns super quick and holds a great edge, the center reverse works great in pow. Its less damp and turns so quick its not as stable as the fastplant. I didn't dig the asym side cut, the heel edge is just too tight for my style.
On durability I'll say this, my fastplant flew off the ski rack at 60mph and then kinda got hit by a semi, its perfectly fine. The parkpickle delamed in the middle of the heel edge after ten days, warrantied it through mervin and traded it for a 11 12 skate banana to get away from the asym edge.