if you like a fast loose board, you might want to check out the lyman if you want to stick with liquid force, it rides very similar to the fish. even though the lyman is a 3 stage, it doesnt feel like one at all.
and if your looking at flex, ive ridden the company severance and the company recruit, both are supper sick! the severance has tons of pop, is loose as hell while flat, but is locked in while on edge, thats what im riding now. and its the fastest 3 stage deck ive ever been on. i was suprised how fast it actually was. its an all around fun board, i could take a full set just buttering around on that board and doing presses and have just as much fun as i would jumping.
the recruit is really fun to ride as well. its supper easy to ollie. and i think its the most consistant board ive ever ridden. very fast as well. it has a bunch of pop to. when i hit the wake the first time, i couldnt believe how much it booted me upward, fealt very much like a 3 stages with all the perks of being a continuous rocker board.
and as im sure you have read, the flex boards land supper soft if you land a little tail heavy. and ive landed tail heavy on every board ive ever ridden, so it works out great for me. its one of the reasons i switched to flex.
to be honest ive never really popped anything huge, and all the traditional boards ive ridden that supposedly land supper soft, are brutal on my back and knees due to the way i land. so landing on flex boards rock for me. i have more fun all around on flex. if you have any questions, feel free to ask!