New member/experienced rider buying first setup
I'm new to the site and wanted to get your opinions on a proposed setup for my first purchase. I've been riding casually for 6 years, primarily free-ride/groomers with aspirations of some more advanced park riding as well. I'd consider myself between intermediate and advanced in skill level, meaning I'm comfortable on a board in just about any ground-based situations (air less so, but I want a setup that will let me grow my skillset). 5'10'', 145 lbs, and size 9-10 boot.
I'm looking to buy my first full setup, and while I'm not interested in limiting myself to one brand, I've really found Burton's website helpful in terms of categorizing the products (by flex/stiffness/responsiveness, board personality, terrain, etc.), since it doesn't require me to interpret optimal usage conditions from the detailed product specs. I'm also keen on Burton's channel system, since I'm looking for a board that will let me experiment and develop my preferred technique/style. For these reasons, and because I've enjoyed using Burton gear in the past, my below-proposed setup is Burton-specific, but please feel free to provide additional brand recommendations if you have them.
So am I trying to do too much here? Like pretty much everyone, I want a setup that won't box me into one type of riding. Above all else, I ride to have fun - think the above will be fun?
Anyone have any thoughts? I welcome personal experience with any of these components. Thanks!
From my experience with the malavitas vs. the cartels is that the cartels to be a little more flexible and softer than the malavitas which always seemed to me to be a little more stiff.
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