Hey guys...hesitant to the suggestion. Can anyone offer any opinions or suggestions. Time is winding down before I have to make a board purchase...and I'd like to make an educated selection.
"Alright, so after reading your e-mail I have a couple boards that would suit you, but one definetly stands out. I'll start with that one. Its the Palmer Honeycirlce 2. The length is 161cm. It is a directionaly shaped board. The suggested rider weight is up to 210 lbs. This board is not the stiffest board palmer makes, but is very light, specifically in the nose and tail of the board. This is because the core of the board in the nose and tail is made of honeycomb material, saving a lot of weight on either end of the board. This construction will allow you to control the board with much faster reaction time between turns. The board is a little big for a 140 pound rider, but we can bend those rules which will in turn make the board react differently than if a lighter rider were on it. This board is light, mildy stiff, and super fast. It has a cap construction vs. a sidewall on the other boards I will recommend. Cap construction is superb while comparing performance and edge hold, because the wood core of the board continues all the way to the edge, rather than stoping short to allow room for impact resistant material. Which ill make Cap constructed boards less durable to impact, and harder/more expensive to fix in the case of an impact. The honeycircle 161 will be very stable at high speeds and super reactive while riding the fast terrain of Tremblant, allowing you to build more confidence. It is also very light, and responsive, so when riding at your local mountain, which is probably not as safe to ride very fast, you can still mess around, without having to be completely attentive to the snow conditions, your footing, and speed, like you would have to on a very stiff freeride board. Those type of boards are very demanding, and usually not as fun on smaller mountains. This board was $499 last year, but is now on sale at $349, this is another reason why this board is my my first suggestion."