For your price range and riding style, I would recommend that you take a look at the Atomic Hatchet. You can find last year`s models still (brand new) for under $200 online. Just google "Atomic Hatchet" and browse. I have an 09 Hatchet before they went to a rocker / camber profile. It is full camber and has served me well. It is designed as a freestyle board, but I ride this thing all over the mountain (even summited Mt. Hood and rode it from the summit) It really is a great all mountain go to board. From what you described of your riding, it seems that it would serve you well and is a great priced board.
what about a burton hate 148 or a head matrix 148
Last edited by ThriftyCougar; 08-04-2011 at 10:56 PM.