Is newer better?
I currently have a 2001 Ride timeless 158cm that is still in OK shape but years of use are starting to wear on it. I live in the southeast so most of my boarding takes place on groomed/ice runs and I'm getting too old to hang out in the park much. I'm going to Utah in January which is making me think that it might be time for a new board. My budget is under $300 since the cost of the trip is getting to eat up most of my extra cash. So is a newer sub $300 dollar board going to be better then my good old timeless?
Boards that I'm currently thinking about:
2012 Ride Manic Snowboard 158cm $195
2012 Contract Code Yeti 159cm $265
Also thinking about picking up some 2012 Burton Ambush boots as my current ones don't fit that well. Any opinions on these?