Im hoping to get some help deciding what board i should buy. Ive always been a skier and 2 weeks ago borrowed a friends snowboard...honestly don't think i will ever ski again
. Ill try to include as much info as possible here as most of the other threads i've read like this have asked for more info.
So im looking to buy my own board, bindings and boots. But i'm mainly looking for advice on what board to buy. I'm 81kg and 178cm. The board i borrowed was a Cambered 160 and I think i'm more suited to a 156 or a 158.
I picked up boarding quite quickly and while i'm still definitely a beginner I want something i can still use as my skills improve. I'm an Aussie so while i will head to Japan and NZ when i can afford it, mostly going to be Australian slopes with minimal powder and extra ice. I am wanting an all-mountain board as i've never done any park stuff before but at the same time i would be interested in trying it later this season. I ride switch a lot so think a twin board would suit me. But not sure if thats just due to me still sucking at toe side.
Ive heard good things about Burtons but really don't know many brands. Went down to a local shop who recommended Step Child boards with "3D camber". But was suspicious when i couldn't find any info about them on forums. I think I am after a camber or hybrid camber board.
Ive tried reading as much info as a i can but its just got to the point where i am really struggling to differentiate between so many different boards and make the right compromises. So if anybody could recommend me a good board and perhaps somewhere i can buy it that will ship to Australia, that would be great.