Arbor A-Frame for me? Intermediate midwest/west board
I'm 190 lbs, 6', I guess "intermediate" skill in that I go a few times a year to midwest hills and/or out west (colorado).. The extent of my skills, I have no problem riding most summit county blacks, and I can ride fakie on colorado blues, I like doing some light tree stuff but nothing too crazy or fast, and I like taking little jumps (bumps) to get a foot or two of air.
I have a Vail/Beaver Creek trip coming up in a few weeks. I've been riding my first board, a Salomon Prospect LTD 157cm freestyle that I learned on.. I'd like to step up to something a bit faster and stiffer so it doesn't feel so squirrely on ice and bumpy areas. I don't really do any park stuff so I don't need a freestyle type board.
I was looking at the Arbor boards and I'm curious if you guys think an A-Frame 162 is too much board for me... or any other recommendations, the Element 161 sounds nice too. I'd be curious if anyone else has made a similar switch and how different you think riding will feel?