Well I have most of my bases covered. I'm 5'11" or so, 175-180lbs generally, and ride a size 8.5-9 boot. I'm from Colorado and do most of my riding here. I've got a Burton Bullet 164 (DEEP powder), an M3 Discord 161.5 (powder/go fast), a Sined Mr. Right 158 (go fast/bumps/jumps), and now I'm looking to get a board just for the park. I have only 3 seasons under me and have got the basics nailed and have gotten to where I can get some air and not flail about and eat it most of the time and I will probably try myself in the park a little this season and I want a good board for it. I generally slap ride bindings on all my sticks but I also have a pair of SP Metalizer bindings. What board/binding combo would make an excellent park only board for a guy my size. My legs are very strong I'm kind of built like a midgets brick shithouse lol. I want something good for switch as well, so non-directional if possible. I know very little about park riding. I will be getting some pads as well, because I remember rails and skateboarding
I'll mostly be playing with the rails with this board, I like my 158 for jumps. I'm not into spins or anything like that my goal is to get good at switch, bigger jumps (no spins yet), and to start playing on the rails a little this season and see if I like it.
Is it better to go a little shorter than a regular all mountain board? This purchase will be a strictly park board more aimed towards boxes and rails. Also I've heard Ride bindings can be a little stiff for this stuff so I'm probably looking for a binding reccomendation too.
I just went and looked at Bataleon boards and they look pretty cool. I've seen mention of them once on this board so far, are there many people riding them? The overall design of the boards look like they would be pretty sweet for the park since the board goes kind of concave at the nose and the tail. I could see that help with catching your edges a lot coming of a rail.