Here is what I'm looking for:
- good pop
- is easy to spin
- has somewhat forgiving edges while landing spins
- has enough edge grip for the icy conditions I ride on most frequently
- is a twin
- can also handle all mountain riding when I get to go to a real mountain
- is somewhat capable for butters
Is all this possible on one board? Does it sound like a rocker is the way to go?
I will be on the hill this Sunday and may try to demo a rocker. I would like to have a more specific idea of what to ask for before I do. My budget is flexible.
Depends on what your idea of handling all mountain is. Coming from the cambered Alibi, a rocker isn't going to compete with its aggressiveness.
That being said, I'd recommend the NS Proto. It's got good ollie power, good torsional stiffness, its a true twin, butters effortlessly, and the hybrid profile of camber tips adds edge stability to the rocker flex.