Hey everyone I have a bit of a predicament. I snapped a pair of 2013/14 blends this past season in a kind of freak crash and landed in just the wrong way and my warranty shipment should be coming in pretty soon here with the new 2016 mod. They are a really fun ski don't get me wrong but during the short 3 weeks I had them for I found a couple things not to like about them. They are not very durable and even after 3 weeks they were starting to get pretty beat due to rails, rocks, etc (although that's kind of a given with most skis if you ride them hard). They also are a bit too flexy in certain situations. I had more then a few incidents of taking some pretty hard back slaps off different sized cliffs because they would shoot right out from under you. But I do really like how playful and lightweight they are. The 100mm underfoot is also nice and is enough to keep you floating in the deeper days. The blend is recommended for people who are 50/50 park vs. everything else and I like the blend but I am wondering about other options I can keep an eye out for before the season starts. Is their something you know of that that fits that ratio of park to other shit, is a bit more durable, playful, but stiffer than the blend so as not to wash out on bigger cliffs and jumps, floats well enough, and is sort of near the $600 I could probably get for the new blends? I know some people say line SFB, faction candide 2.0 and prodigy, shreditor 102, ON3P kartel 98 and 106, J allplay... what are some others I haven't listed and if you own or have skied any of these what are your thought on them? I'm also thinking about using some alpine trekkers on this ski for some BC this season so that's another factor to think about on top of all the other shit I said so +K for good feedback!