I'n new here, not new to boarding though :P, but still can use some help.
This is the case, I just got a potential deal on a 07/08 never used Bateleon Riot for 120 dollars. The thing is, I'm looking for a stiffer and bit longer board for piste-carving and a bit pow offpiste as I find my 150 board Rossignol Circuit unusable in pow (no float whatsoever) and I notice instability when I get up to speed on the piste. It is however a nice and flexible board for a bit of park and jibbing (I just started freestyling a bit after 12 years of boarding
). But I feel I have outgrown it for a while now when using it to bomb down the mountain.
I was just wondering if a bit stiffer 155 board would be to much to handle on piste of if it would be just fine. For fun I tried a few 165 board of my friends once, I could manage, but man, no fun at all and I felt like a captain on a big oiltanker.... So I'm a bit put-off by bigger boards, but I do realize 155 is a smaller step up from 150. I've been boarding on 150 for as long as I can remember, and so, I'm a bit hesitant. My instinct is saying, don't do it and wait for a Goliath 150 or a Riot 151... Am I right?
shoesize US mens 8
intermediate/advanced boarding technique
thx in advance guys!