Boot size: 8.5"
Riding style: All Mountain
Age: 23, pretty stabilized growth-wise
Location: Northeast USA (live in Boston)
I have gone boarding about ten times now in the past 3 years, but its the first time I'll have ever owned one... I'm not playing ice hockey anymore so I am picking up a new winter sport
I've been looking at a few and seem to be narrowing it down to:
Ride Antic ($400)
Rome Agent (400)
GNU CHB MTX ($400)
Rome Solution ($319)
From what I've been able to read, these seem like pretty general boards, I'm looking for something I can grow into, I can carve down blues pretty well and take blacks pretty slow. Obviously I have a lot of work to do. I think I'd prefer to stay under/around $400 for now, but I'm mainly concerned with overlooking some boards that might be better values.
I'm not exactly sure about height, but 154cm seems like thats where I should look. When going to a local shop they said I probably don't want to go any higher than 155cm and recommended shorter boards to help build confidence in control, but for the money I don't want to outgrow the board too quickly.
Any advice? I've been trying to search, but google reviews generally suck and it seems that opinions are quite frequently mixed on any given board
I got a decent pair of Salomon boots and Ride RX bindings already, they seemed to fit well, I just need to finally pick a board