Hey there, I am also a Northeast weekend rider... going to hunter, windham, stratton. etc... if you are looking into buying new board consider going for CAMBER type of board, instead of hybrid. Others might have different opinion, but if you are trying to enjoy the trails carving at high speed doing jumps here and there, then go with camber. I've tried the rocker, hybrid or the flying V. and it doesn't hold the edges on the icy spots as well as the camber do. Good luck!~
ps: never summer cobra has rocker between your binding. I would prefer camber between my binding and rocker on the tip and tails... I've tried the salmon Man's board and it work great!
Same here man, I have been going twice a week to hunter sometimes wind ham but I gotta say thinking about buying the creek pass for 400 bucks instead of paying around 90 bucks a day to hunter or windham, although I know creeks slopes aren't that good
I watched this video ice breakers online somewhere, they tested many boards and they say as long as the edges are sharpened (whatever that means lol) board is going to hold on ice, doesn't matter what the profile is but who knows I guess
Well, the good news is you have a reputable brand and a board that a lot of people on this forum love. At the very least, if you ride it and find out it's not what you were looking for you can sell it without a huge loss. I figure you'll probably love it once you get used to it.
As for the boots, take advantage of the return policies of REI or Backcountry to find the right pair if you can't get a good look at things locally. What I mean by that is order (or pickup in store) a pair you think will work, give them a ride, and return/exchange them for something else until you find something comfortable that keeps your heel locked in. Boots are going to always be subjective and you'll have to decide if you want something noodley soft, medium, or stiff. The best advice has been that you just need to try a bunch.
Will go to Rei and paragon sports in the city try many boots then will see if the price is same as online if so I will just get it there its just hard to not buy after someone helping you for half an hour
Looking like a cheap ass lol
Alsoordering from evo saves you tax and god that's like 45 bucks
and free overnight shipping