Great post, I actually just started reading about these.
Dyyylan: between the DLX and influence, do you think (obviously IYO) is best all around wake, meaning, at the cable park, behind boat and behind the kite?
Just trying to keep the gear count to a minimum.
If you count cable and boat, than dlx is better choose, but it will still very much suck for cable and boat. DLX doesn't really have that much rocker (4 cm) compare to other wake-style board (custom, arcade,..)
IMO, think what will you ride the most. If you are going to ride cable and boat 90% time than get a wake board an try to find a cheap kite board for those few day's behind the kite. If it is the other way around buy a kite board that will suit your riding style and buy a cheap wake board to. A cheap wake board will be million times better behind cable and boat than kiteboard. And you can get second had wakeboard pretty cheap.
Don't cut corners to much, you will and up with a bad session behind the kite and behind the cable.