Re: rainshadow rx8 blanks compared
If you find the BVK to be stiff, then I don't think you will like the RX8 blank very much as it is definitely faster that the BVK.
It is a very fast blank but still pretty darn smooth. I have found that my favorite line is a +1 rio outbound short on it.
If you are looking for something a bit slower than the BVK, I would look into the MHX line by mudhole. I have one a 6wt and it has been a fantastic workhorse for me.