What board would you say is similar to the...
What board would you say is similar to the Aether with regard to edge hold, turning effort, speed, float, etc... I rode a 156 Burton Flying V last year and loved everything about it except its complete lack of edge hold.
The Aether is probably most similar to the Nitro Team Gullwing with regard to how it rides. If edge hold is the biggest issue for you however, then keep a look out for next season's Aether. It will have the added bonus of Magnetraction to give even BETTER edge hold! Hope that helps. :)