Fluctuates from 151 to 160 lbs, 152 right now
Love bombing, want to learn to butter well and love jumps, option for occasional rails and boxes would be nice
$500 but I'll throw down more if it's worth it
Mainly Mammoth CA, occasional big bear
Basically I'm an all-mtn guy that loves everything from bombing and jumps/kickers to carving and pow. I do want a playful board for butters and messing around, although I don't think I can sacrifice straight line bombing stability cause I love speed so much. I guess what I'm looking for is the best all-around board I can mold myself into. Buttery, good speed and stability, good turn initiation, good for landing jumps, and the occasional super deep stuff and rails but not as much as what I mentioned first. I'd like to be able to survive in deep pow enough to enjoy it though. Really an all around fun board, I know it's hard to specialize in much of these traits cause well.. I want it all.. For all I know I might fall in love with the park and hit jumps and rails every run; which makes me feel I need a do it all. The one thing I don't want to sacrifice too much is stability in bombing, but I also want to be able to butter, so whatever that in-between is.. Kind of makes me think of a GNU RC.. I'm thinking maybe the best idea is to get a really kick ass all around board in the all-mtn freestyle range. Can never go wrong with that, maybe later on if I feel I want a board for a specific style like pow or a strict park board I can do that down the road.
Here's what I was looking at the most:
Never Summer Proto | The Good Ride
- I liked this for the all around stats and the flex for buttering and such, although I do really love bombing straight..
Gnu Riders Choice | The Good Ride
- This because it seems like the best "all-around board" I may be looking for.
Rome Agent Rocker | The Good Ride
- this seems to have that all around playful touch maybe minus being as stable as the GNU for bombing.
Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Phoenix | The Good Ride
- this would be badass, I'm just worried about how playful it will be with how stiff it is..
I previously bought a 159 2012 Attack Banana at Skidazzle last yr and rode it for 8 days in Mammoth, I really didn't like it too much.. 159 seems way too big cause I had a a lot of trouble on turn initiation and getting an overall control on the board. It was a constant battle and I felt it was more controlling me and unfortunately I was really disappointed with my first board choice. I found it nearly impossible to whip around on the double black diamond mogul runs too. I also had boots that were half size too big so that's a huge red herring.. I'm actually going to put this board up for sale soon to help afford whatever I decide on. Please recommend whatever you think best suits me, I'm completely open!