Originally Posted by judsonmillar
I am in need of a new ride and seaching the sale racks & sites at the end of the season. I am 6'2" about 235lbs, size 14 feet and am an All Mountain Rider as I like to carve (aggressive stance so no need for wide board), ride fast, hit natural bumps & jumps and... oh yea, I like Pow Pow (who doesn't)! I am currently on the "ice coast" but make a few pilgramages west each season to my old stomping grounds (Snowbowl in Missoula, MT being #1) . I have been riding a 169ish Burton Supermodel for the past 6 or 7 seasons and is is tuckered out, worn out and ready to be made into a shelf.
My wife has given me the green light to pick up a late season deal. Looking for something that I can ride fast, carve but don't have to be on my game all the time as I'm soon to be 40 and... well you know
Here are my current choices in order of preferance:
1) 163 Ride Highlife -
2) 162 Burton Custom X
3) 161 DH2 Wide
Please help with feedback on these and other boards.
If you like powder, then the highlife is probably the best choice, as it has a hybrid rocker/camber design while the dh2 and custom x are mostly cambered. However, there are a lot of other boards, like the omni, that you should consider before making your decision. The highlife is a great deck, but other designs out there might suit you better. For instance, since you live in the east, something with magnetraction might be a good idea.