Went into a shop today to look at/for a first board and turns out they had a big sale on. Ended up putting a deposit on a Forum Darkness (158) after talking to the dude in the store for a bit.
I'm keen to just freeride and do some park (mainly pipe) and just wondering if the board's going to be good for it. I told the guy in the shop what I was after and he said it'd be all sweet but looking it up on the net when I got home everything is saying they're geared straight for park/pipe.
I've only snowboarded once before (I'm in Australia) but am moving to Canada for all of this year/some of next (Calgary area) so going to be doing it as much as I can. I'm about 6'2" or so and only weigh about 60 odd kilo I think (don't pay that much attention, i'm skinny) and have size 12 feet.
Basically I got the board cheap and it looked solid, that's why I jumped on it, I'd usually look up things on the net first but didn't have time to come home and go back to the shop (over an hour drive each way).
Is the board gonna be fine for riding through powder and just carving through fields as well as some park work, or am I better off selling it (would probably break even) and getting another board in Canada?
Reason for thinking that is mainly to pick up more of an all mountain board, and i'll be coming to canada mid to end of march, and i've been reading that march is the time for big sales over there. The guy in the shop was saying because i'm light weight and it's a nice wide board I shouldn't be sinking into powder or anything, but really, I know stuff all about snowboarding yet.
Any help would be heaps appreciated.