Whats a good stiff board to buy?
I been boarding for about 6 years now and I have 2 boards at home: Sims Ritual 163W and some freestyle Burton. The Sims is not a very popular board but I loved it to the day it cracked. I am in the market to buy a board and can't find a good stiff board like the Ritual. I went to Sportmart and the best one I found was the K2 Illusion 159W, but when I compared it to my Ritual even after 6 years of riding its still stiffer than the K2.
I do mostly high speed carving/racing and no jumping. I love powder, mougels (SP?), and cutting between trees, simply put the more speed and skills in carving, I'm doing that run. What board can I purchase that will accomodate my needs but wount make me broke. I am looking at around $300 to spend for a board but no more.
The Sims board construction seems TOTALLY different than the other boards, the core looking at the side of the board is thin and all wood, while the K2 has a thick layer of plexiglass or some other plastic.
On a sidenote how do you guys and gals rate Flow bindings? I heard bad and good mostly, bad that they flex during extreme carving and turning.