Cross between a freeride and aggressive freestyle board,upwind performance,choppy and flat conditions,...which one to chose ?
You might actually want to take a look at the Airush Apex 135. It will give you a blend of what you are looking for. It takes the rocker from the Livewire, so you are getting a more comfortable ride through chop, with an asymmetrical heelside rail for better upwind performance. It uses a "venturi concave" instead of the channels that the Livewire has which allows for a better low-end performance as well.
I am sure there are a few people on the forum that have tried it and can comment.
The Kiteboarder just took it out for a spin. http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2014/02/t ... rush-apex/