Do I need to buy a powder board?
I'm 6'1 185 lbs.
I bought a 157.5 Gnu Rider's Choice BTX this year and it's great on the groomers and is supposed to be good in the park (I'll know that after next weekend). But I have to travel over 1000 miles to ride and I haven't been lucky enough to hit any powder this year.
I'm going to New Zealand next summer for an 11 day guided snowboard tour that will include a day of heliboarding and a day of snow-cat boarding. I will likely have a chance to ride powder other days.
That'll be a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me and I was looking for advice. I plan on actually learning to ride in the powder there and want to minimize the learning curve and maximize my enjoyment time.
Is my 157.5 RC with the reverse rocker good enough for me to learn powder on?
With all the sales going on now I've been looking at either a Burton Malolo (if I can use my Salomon bindings on it) or a K2 Gyrator.
Any suggestions? And are any of you divorce attorneys that I can use if my wife finds out I bought yet another snowboard?