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Board advice needed.

I've been reading through a lot of different advice threads here but I can't figure out which board would be best for me. I don't know a whole lot about all the different shapes but I am learning. I just moved to Chicago but I learned to snowboard in upstate NY. I don't really know about the snow conditions out here or what kind of terrain I can expect. I would probably classify myself as beginner-intermediate. I've got 2 winters in with maybe 30 days total. I have been riding a 156cm Ride Prophet with Solomon Brigade boots and I was just given some Flow rear entry bindings (not sure on the exact model). I'm around 200-210 with size 10 boots.

I'm not looking to hit a lot of rails and I'm going to assume the midwest doesn't get a ton of powder so it'll be mostly groomers and I really like hitting jumps too. Maybe some boxes/rails but not much.

So far, I have been looking at the Burton Custom Flying V, the Arbor Blacklist and the Ride Machete, all around 160cm, but these could be completely wrong. I'm hoping to spend less than $450 and I don't mind buying slightly used or last season. Thanks.
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