Hi all, i think this is my first post but I visit this site when I see new gear/boards/etc...
With all the discounts that are going on at the shops I'm looking at maybe getting a new board. Here's my thing: I'm an old guy, been riding since 91 or 92 (I told ya I was old), mostly just cruise around on/off piste, can handle about any snow/terrain/wx, etc: of course I prefer fresh. I got lots of back/slack/side/up/down country experience but most of my time is resort riding these days. I ride in the Great Pacific Northwest
I'm about 200 lbs with all my stuff on, got size 11 boots, sometimes wear 11.5 (never had any problems with overhang as I use bindings that can be centered always).
I currently ride a 2010 157W Lib Lando and a 2007 164.5 Lib Trice. The 64 is the last year that wasnt a banana and I like it. The Lando is pure rocker and can be squirrly! I ride with Union products, usually SLs, Contact Pros, but also have some B Cartels. I ride some punched out (from sledding), highly modded DC Boas and some B Rider/DriverX boots.
Been looking at getting a new shape and smaller board. The boards that are available right now in the area are and what I'm looking at are:
Skunk Ape 157
Skunk Ape 1 HP 161 ($ ouch!)
Billy Goat 159 or 162
I'm not as brand loyal to Mervin as u might think I'm just used to buying and riding their stuff.
WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?
Skunk Ape is pure porno already, the next step will be prostitution. So just stay with the skunk ape. Although it is a wide board for size 11, u already rocking lando so this should not be a prob for you. 157 is on the edge for 200lbs but u are okay