Originally Posted by Neliz
I've actually been skiing for 12 years, only been boarding for like one season! Yeah, If I'd lived in the US I'd go demo boards right away, but there's not even a slight chance that I'd be able to demo a board in Sweden or Norway, at least not where I'm riding!
idk but you have some reference with stiff/soft, rockered/cambered, fat/skinny and shaped skies. Its a combination of matching snow and terrain conditions...I enjoy riding a wider board on deep days and a narrower one on groomer days and imho the c2btx is about the best design tech that will do quite well as a compromise for adequately handling ice, groomer, crud and pow and beable to blast groomers, make tight turns. The gnu/lib stuff was made for the pnw and it works great for our snow/conditions. I would go for a narrower c2btx should be ideal....in that perhaps a gnu billygoat 156 (read snowolf's review thread)....I did a 159 split for additional length for bc. And with 12 years of skiing...I would say go for an advanced/expert level on the stiffer side in that you will likely progress fairly rapidly.