I was: Last year, I’ve ordered a raptor 2.1 this choice was driven by the capacity to get a surf feeling and power… Then I’ve canceled my order as this vendor did not respect delays and quality check processing. I will stop discussion about them, the less I can get from them the better I am (except about Unity).
As Marc @McErono wrote it, I gonna use this board to practice and get skills loosing as much life as possible… Then, I will open my mind to all options
To complete my post: My budget is 2.5k€ VAT & shipping excluded (+/- 10%).
But one spec is important: I will daily use the board to go to my job, and have to mixte esk8 and public transportation, so the weight is also important < 16 kg, as the board will have to share the same bag than my laptop, helmet and protections during public transportation.