Got a great deal from Wired Sport on a 2014/15 Gnu Billy Goat and they threw in a free pair of Grayne goggles. These guys really support the forum and it was great to throw send business their way.
WiredSport is the reason I joined this forum yesterday! I've been snowboarding for 10+ years, but haven't gotten a new board in almost 5 years. The new camber profiles are all new(ish) to me, so I've been having some trouble settling on a new board. WiredSport, have time to offer an opinion?
I'm 5'9, 175, and I ride all mountain. Lots of park, lots of groomers, lots of trees as well, mostly in Tahoe and Park City. My last board was a 158 Burton Elite; it was probably a bit too stiff, and a bit too long as well. Not to mention at the time it was one of Burton's budget boards which I believe was built similarly to the Custom, but with lesser quality materials.
From what I've gathered, CRC boards tend to feel looser/surfier, whereas RCR are more akin to traditional camber boards but a bit more stable with more pop.
For someone with the above riding style and weight, what would you recommend in terms of camber profile and size? At the end of the day, I'm not going every week and I'm sure I'll be happy with whatever I purchase (especially given the age/quality of my last board). That being said, I want a board that's capable all around. I know it's tough to find a board that's a Jack of all trades, something that's above average in park/groomers/light pow would be awesome! I don't anticipate too many heavy pow days this year. Any help would be really appreciated - thanks!
P.S: If it matters, I'll probably be going with Union Forces or Rome 390 bindings with the board.