Time to move on up!
I'm 32, 6' 2", 165lbs. 10.5 sz feet
My snoboard timeline is as follows:
I learned to board on a swallow tipped burton borrowed from Qwen Howitt.
First board was a 40lb. 159 Nitro. Rode it for like 3 years.
Got my first twin tip board at 15 it was a burton knock-off brand called Pill 149.
First board bought with my own money was a Gnu Carbon Fiber 160. Rode it for like 10 years before it finally died.
A few years ago I picked up a Sims FSR900 161. It's great and all but there's really no play in it.
I've always ridden older boards but I'm ready to lay my money down on the creme-de-le-creme. But where to go?
I'm a Mt. Baker local and in the deep as much as possible. I've always been a backcountry rider but the idea of a softer flex and a bit more playtime sounds interesting.
Of all the boards I've owned, I enjoyed the Gnu most. It wiggled like crazy at high speeds and couldn't really hold an edge. I don't think it was the right fit for my riding style but the soft flex was just fun.
I'm starting to realize I may need a quiver to cover both playtime and pow time. The boards I've been interested in are (in order of interest):
Jones Mountain Twin
Gnu Billy Goat
Never Summer ProtoHD
Gnu Carbon Credit
Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro
Academy Propa Camba
Please help me narrow this list down...Thank you