a matter of preference i would think. We don't shoot to emulate the weight of traditional PU logs so it depends on what you want out of a longboard. Lightweight performance or a more weighted cruisey ride. I think actually there are a lot of people on both camps. You ought to see taylor surf both his 900 and 904. Cool to watch. Other long boarders have been giving great feedback on that front as well.
I happened to find an FST 9' squash tail that someone special ordered and then failed to pick up. This is a recent one with no pressure valve. I thought the older one with the valve was good. This one is AMAZING. Let me say that again. AMAZING. Great construction, weight, flex, and overall feel. I have two more on order and will not be canceling either one.
Chris, I know what you said about your reasons for going to crossfire only for the flexflights, but the FSTs are just amazing. I'm no TJ, and I'm sure he has his reasons, but I know what I like and enjoy, and your FST 9' squash tail is a phenomenal board.
hey ching, fyi, you can special order the Flexflight in FST, it will just take 10-12 to build.