The next board in my quiver....
Allright, long time reader, first time poster. Here goes...
For years I rode an old Burton cambered board (circa 1996!), and now I've finally got the time and money to feed my snowboarding addiction. Last year after doing some demo-ing I bought an Arbor Element rocker, which I love. Awesome in the powder, and turns effortlessly. But it has trouble with icy days, crud, and higher speeds.
I'm looking to add a complementary board, something that is good in icy/cruddy conditions and but retains that all-mountain rideability. I'll probably get something that is hybrid rocker because I love the easy turn initiation, and I love magne-traction for the edge grip. I've been eyeing Lib's T Rice Pro (157 or 161.5? Not sure), but also considering something like the Rome Mod Rocker.
I'm picturing myself hauling ass down the blues and blacks, while throwing in tree runs and some out of bounds terrain. Some jumps but no real park as of yet (if I ever get into that I will probably just get a park-style board).
Ht/Wt: 5'10", 160 lbs
Shoe: 11, wearing DC Judge boots for now
Level: intermediate, looking to become advanced
Style: All mountain. Love trees!
Any thoughts greatly appreciated!