What kind of waist width am I looking for?
I'm starting to look for a step-up board. I'm currently on a K2 Raygun 160 wide, and want to go slightly longer since I find the 160 gets squirrelly at speed and I get bounced around a bit more than I like in chop. My boots are only 11.5, however, so I am worried that going with a longer wide board is going to cost me when it comes to edge to edge speed and overall fine control. Any suggestions for the sort of waist width I ought to be looking at?
-220lbs and slowly dropping, not likely to vary more than 210-225 anytime soon.
-rapidly progressing intermediate skill (ride blues and blacks, spend a lot of time in trees, can handle virtually anything not rated double black when the snow's fresh, working on switch riding and planning to integrate some park)
-riding at Bridger Bowl and a little bit in the Yellowstone area back/side country.
-11.5 32 TM2 boots at 15/-6, 20" stance width