I know, im not that fan of 3-stage either (had the premier but didnt like it). But gonzalez is progressive 3-stage (i think prosgressive 3-stage is like blended 3-stage), i think LF witness is also progressive 3-stage, and i really loved the witness grind. The thing is, i broke the witness 3 weeks ago, and now i just broke another board. So i really dont have the money to pay for a new expensive board, and the 2009 gators are really chep. I would go for the gator prospect 141, but it has 8in spred (my binding are 6in), that means i cant get the widest stance even with lock kit (im pretty tall, so i really like wide stance).
Thanks for the offer, but i just need the board, and im from europ, so i think the shipping would be too expensive