Aloha from Hawaii! My wife is getting me my first board as a birthday gift. I'm definitely a noob, but am totally in love with the sport. I've only been on one boarding trip (to Whistler BC), but was pretty comfortable with linking my turns and green runs by the end of the trip.
We'll be going back to Whistler in December and I'm looking forward to using my own board. I've done a ton of research, but hoped to get some of your expertise and input on this as well.
I'm 5'8" 175lbs with a size 9.5 boot. I plan to stick strictly to cruising groomers...maybe a little powder. Cost isn't a big factor, but it would be nice to get something that I'll be able to progress on over a few seasons. I'm not interested in the park or going super fast. The boards which seemed to suit my (lack of) ability level and expected usage are:
Burton Process Flying V
I appreciate any input you may have on the above, as well as any other suggestions. Your thoughts on board size would also be greatly appreciated.