I'm 195lbs, and if you want a board that you won't be able to out perform get the 2012 157 T. Rice HP Pro Blunt. I have that board, and it floats fine at my weight so you shouldn't have any problem with float for yours. If you want a board that you can hit big air with, bomb down steeps, and will eat any type of snow that you can throw at it then get this board. It's going to be a lot stiffer than your skate banana, but it's really stable at speed. It's going to run you around $700, but you said that money isn't a concern for you so go for it you won't regret it.