No doubt the X-Shooter is a great board. I think it's in an elite class of trend setting boards out there right now.
I understand they may have a U.S. Distributor soon. You may also want to check out the Underground Wavetray. I've had some difficulty locating the Wavetray in the U.S. However, there is another board that is apparantly similar to these. It is the Slingshot Drake.
This board is part of the new "skate" series by John Doyle. Also a light weight board, it is 147cm X 37cm with sharp rails, full tips and six fins. Comes with those plush Doyle footstraps and a new coating that supposedly protects the board's finish. I haven't tested this board yet but people are saying great things about it. If anyone else can comment on this board, please do. One thing is for certain: You can get one hell of a deal on this board if you don't mind minor cosmetic seconds! Kiteworld has it for $470.00 (U.S.) Take a look here, if you want:
Good luck with your hunt and test 'em first if you can. Otherwise, do your homework really well!
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: phree on 2002-05-28 05:13 ]</font>