Same question, possibly different criteria. I'm 155 lbs., and love to carve and slide. I'm unclear of the vague definition of "freeride" in longboarding, but I assume I probably do a good deal of it. I'm not a speed freak (< 35 mph), but want something stable. Choices-
Landyachtz seem the best- switch or dually for symmetrical freeride, does the drop deck profile mean I can't carve as well?
Dropcarve- for carving ma shiot (not so hot for skiding?)
9two5- new rockered board, my first choice right now
Loaded- Dervish, I expect everyone to recommend this one to me, but its pricy compared to the others and when I rode the softer version I thought it was fun, but not necesarily my best bet. Not completely sold
Rayne- hellcat, no idea if this board is anything like what I'm looking for, anyone ridden it?
Kracked Skulls- M1, I feel like this is too stiff/DH oriented
Never Summer- Heist, maybe too similare to a dervish
cb longboards- clueless, someone fill me in
I had a sector nine and like them but don't love them. Maybe the Burleigh for a cool bamboo board, and aren't the bullet, nine-star, and carbonite.
Any other brands I'm missing? Please support yourself if you do advocate the dervish