check the gear talk thread - lots of stuff in there....
Depends on what you want:
best way to decide is to demo/read reviews - hit up skipass.com or freeskier mag website....
RIP Shane Mcconkey
"love tha floaty fluff and i hate knob head lift peeps who say that yo planks aint gonna fit on the racks on them poma gondalas - mate, they're my skis bitch i know if fitage is gonna be ish". - my Bro
i rode both the pipe cleaners and ar6 (i have the ar6). you seriously cant tell the difference. the pipe cleaner is just a little faster cause of the better base. thats it.
i put a beating on my ar6s quickly and decided to just buy some suspects cause i figured i ski a lot of park and any ski i have im going to break. i like my suspects WAY better. so much more poppy, a little lighter, faster/ stronger base, ski better switch, better edge hold... and even though it doesnt effect performance, the topsheet doesnt chip nearly as bad. just hoping they will last as long as possible.