Been reading here a few nights and figured I could get some opinions on my dilemma....
I live in NJ and am going to Colorado for my first time in 2 weeks. It has been at least 5 years since
I last went boarding so I am a bit out of the loop. I have the following gear to choose from (from friends/family/my old board) to bring with me and out of the three boards I only want to bring two.
Here are my choices:
My old (@ 1998ish but still in decent shape) K2 HC152
My bro's old (2003ish) K2 Dart 155
My bro's 2006ish Lamar 157 i think (don't remember which board but I do know it was quite a bit stiffer and heavier than both k2 boards and bro didn't like it so it has sat since a week after he bought it)
I also have my choice of K2 Cinch, Burton Custom 13% highbacks, or Burton Custom basic Freestyle bindings to choose from but the deciding factor here will probably be which ones fit my new Solomon Solace boots best (11.5), all the bindings are size large but the basic burton freestyle ones have no option to extend the toe out so they will most likely stay home.
Prior to my snowboarding hiatus I have about 10 solid years of snowboarding VT/NY 2-3 times a year for a few days each time and I still surf and occasionally skate so this is by no means a learning experience. I basically can snowboard all day without falling if I "wanted to" but I want to get the most out of this trip (as in I want to do things that will inevitably end with me eating it a few or many times
) so seeing how I have never been to CO I figured I'd look for opinions on my gear choices here.....
I am not really a park guy but I do enjoy the occasional park run, I find more joy in freeriding and medium size jumps, probably go a little bigger if confidence permits after a few days. FWIW I am 6' and 145 pounds with boxers on.
Which board(s) do you suggest?