Originally Posted by tonycon
Considering the "all metal" is aircraft grade aluminum there is really no difference between the two weight wise...I have played/owned both markers. Te advantage to the am model is the ability to drop in the aftermarket emortal board.
Tony is right actually - the am is only 0.8lbs heavier than the LT. However, unless the board point is valid for you, I don't see the point in spending that much extra for the AM. ANS has the spread between the two at $150 regular price. Their lowest new Etek 4 AM is $549.99, which is still, on sale, $50 more than the LT.
Really up to you OP, but I'm cheap
and I prefer to buy used.