yea, i think i'm almost sold, but before i pull the trigger(i'm gonna go check it out at the store tomorrow again of course) but it's the RETT model where they dull it at the middle and it tapers our to 90 at the tip and tail. i know it'll be great for jibbing, but will that affect my carving at all? i'm expecting to have a one board quiver for awhile so i want it still be able to take around the mountain and be able to hit kickers, or should i try and find a regular tuned one. (this may be a stupid question, but could i sharpen it and "untune" it?)
That's a good question actually...
It WILL hamper your carving a bit, but it will make up for it if you jib a lot. You will still be able to carve fine, but holding an extreme angle while on a packed groomed slope or ice will be next to impossible. Powder will be fine, parks, jibs, jumps will be fine.
I would suggest against R.E.T.T. for a 1 board quiver, only because you can't predict conditions. Even though I bought my Jib Stick (with R.E.T.T.) for jibbing, I find myself riding it all over the hill cause I love it. But I definitely know that if i NEEDED to, I would dip into my quiver and get my Devun Walsh directional twin...
That being said, you can find JPs all day long for a little more than $300, especially shops having close out deals on ebay. If you are bent on throwing away all your other boards, get one without R.E.T.T. If you can hold onto an old board JUST IN CASE, I would 110% recommend getting the R.E.T.T. board. It really is awesome. NO PEELING POTATOES!
p.s. R.E.T.T. removes some material from the edge, so you can't just "re"sharpen it. I mean, lets assume there was theoretically enough material for you do sharpen back into an edge, it would take forever, and it would also give you a completely different side cut profile. Just know that you shouldn't even think about it, cause it wouldn't be plausible.
But definitely get the board! I can't say enough about how awesome StepChild is, and their products too.