Non-Pow charger: LibTech Jamie Lynv vs. NS Heritage/Premier vs. BSOD vs. ??
Been lurking but this is my first post. I've searched the archives which was helpful but would appreciate some additional input from other riders of this type board.
I have 3 powder-specific boards: NS Summit 161, Fish 156 and Prior Spearhead 161 that I use if there is enough new snow. I am looking to replace my 'all-mountain' board, a 2006/7 Unity Pride. I want something with an aggressive flex and long(ish) sidecut. The new board will be used for riding fast and carving groomers, smooth and chopped on days when there is minimal new snow. Right now, I sometimes ride the Spearhead in those conditions and it does well but a more conventional taper would be better.
I'm 5'9" and a very fit 165 with a 10.5/11 boot (Drivers and Malamutes). I prefer stiff boards around 25.5 waist width and stiff 'reponsive' bindings. Using Nidecker Carbon 900's, C60's and Union Chargers. I've been riding 10 yrs and ride 30+ days a year so 'advanced' but not 'expert'. I try to stick to days with new snow but my son always wants to get out so I do go on plenty of 'groomer days'. I ride the normal areas in Washington State.
1) Being a NS fan, I started first looking at the Premier F1 (Raptor seem too narrow, X too wide) and the Heritage. My concern with the NS is the RC which seems too loose when bombing on a flat base.
2) Next I thought about the Capita BSOD which sounded really good until I saw multiple comments about a lack of dampness and being tough in late afternoon chop. THis sounds like it would be nasty in typical beat up PNW snow after lunch.
3) Now I'm considering the LT Jamie Lynn Classic which seems like a mostly camber board. I don't know anything about the dampness but other Lib's I have ridden (T-Rice) seemed fairly damp.
Any insight on these choices for fast on-piste riding in the PNW? Other's to consider.
Thanks in advance.