First time poster, just stumbled upon this forum a couple of days ago and have found that most of you guys seem to be very knowledgable...at least to my unexperienced eye
Okay...here is my problem. I have been riding since 1997, I am 31 going on 32 and don't have the energy nor the talent to play around in the park. So I am an "all mountain" rider that really just rides with his skier wife and skier in-laws, all of whom are great at skiing. I would say that I am an intermediate rider that stays on groomed blues/blacks-having to hit the moguls more than he would like but handles his own. When feeling saucy, hits up the backcountry and has a great time.
I primarily ride in Snowmass-in laws have a place there. Used to ride Vail, loved the back bowls and spent most of my time in Blue Sky and back bowls.
My setup is a 1999 155 Santa Cruz, the same year I bought some Burton Custom Boots and last year had to replace my burton bindings (broke on the mountain).
My plan this year is to get a great setup-money not being an option as I plan on riding quite a bit and using whatever I buy for the next 5 seasons or so...hey, my last setup lasted 13 years so that is pretty conservative.
I am 5'11" and a healthy 210, should be 190 and plan on being around 195 when I head up to Colorado in December.
Board- 2013 Lib Tech TRS Stealth 159
or 2013 NS Heritage 158
Bindings- 2013 Flow NX2-AT
or 2013 GNU Mutant
...purchased Cartels last year
Boots- 2012 Vans Aura
fit me really well, picked up a pair yesterday for $199.99
Any and all advice is appreciated...I will sit back and listen. Thanks in advance!