Trying to decide on a board. Salomon Drift Rocker vs Sierra Reverse Crew
Yo! I'm trying to decide on a board and I have a few questions on each. The boards I'm looking are the Saloman Drift Rocker and the Sierra Reverse crew. I have concerns on both, but first a little back-story.
I've been snowboarding for quite a long time. In the past few years though, I've only been going to a resort like once per year. So it's not like I don't have any experience, but I'm definitely not an expert either. Anyway, my bro's coming up during the winter and we're planning on going riding at Alyeska. I also plan on boarding more regularly now. Well, I don't have a board but I also don't have much cash so I'm looking for a reasonably priced board. I'm looking for a decent all around board, but one that does put more emphasis on carving. Oh! Stability at speed is kind of a big deal to me too. The last board I rode didn't feel all that stable when I just went for speed.
As far as the Saloman goes, it seems like an awesome beginner board, but I've heard that you get bored with it which is a pretty big concern for me. I'm not sure how much I'll be hitting up the park, too. Though, it seems like a good board to start out in the park if I'm going to.
The Sierra board seems like it's a little less beginner friendly. Which I don't mind since I'll be getting some practice in anyway. It's something I can grow into rather than out of. I've seen people hit up parks with it too, so it seems at least fine in that regard. I've heard it gets kind of sketchy on ice though. Anyway, I'm wondering about the quality and durability of this board. Does this thing last? Probably one of the big reasons I'd get this board is future proofing. That would be pointless though if it fell apart while riding lol. I'd feel stupid too, because from what I've seen and heard Salomom is tried and true haha.
What are your thoughts on these boards? They're both similarly priced, though the Salomon is slightly more expensive. This is the first board I'm actually buying with specs in mind. Before, I either bought a board semi-randomly or rented/borrowed.
I'd like to throw out there that if you have any suggestions for any other board(s) feel free to shoot them my way. Looking for med flex, sintered base (not super stuck on this especially for my price range), 157-160 cm, preferably twin, and I'm pretty open on whether it's +/- camber or whatever, just not flat. I'm honestly more used to + camber, but these other types seem interesting. I'm trying not to go too much past 200 USD, which is a pretty good part of why the above boards were picked haha!
Last edited by ImplicitWeevil; 10-26-2013 at 05:13 PM.