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Help picking my first board?

Hi everyone, I have been snowboarding for probably 4-5 seasons now. But I always got a package deal that came with rentals. Now I'm looking to get my own board setup for next season. I pretty much already know what I want but I haven't had much luck finding it. I am not really into the snowboard scene so I don't really know where to look or even what is a good brand.

I am about 6'2" and weigh about 195. I am definitely looking for more of an all mountain board. I like jumping and I am just learning rotation tricks. So I don't want a super long board. I don't ride switch a lot but I am trying to learn that. So I would want a twin or switch twin board. I am thinking somewhere in between the 158-161 range would be a good size? Also I would like to get a hybrid kind of like Burton's flying-v so that way I am not catching my edges so much but I can still get some pop off of jumps. And lastly I am thinking a board that is right in the middle, not too stiff but definitely not super soft would be good? I am not trying to have the best newest board out there. I would rather buy an older model or something like that to save some $$ as this is like my 4th hobby. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I have spent a few hours on different sites trying to find a board like that with not much luck.

Also, I wear a size 12.5-13 boot so am I going to need a wider then normal board? Sorry I am pretty new to all of this. Thanks
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What's your budget and the area your riding?

A few boards to look at are

Yes Jackpot
Rome Reverb Rocker
NS Proto

Cross your fingers and hope Nivek comes across this thread.
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What's your budget and the area your riding?

A few boards to look at are

Yes Jackpot
Rome Reverb Rocker
NS Proto

Cross your fingers and hope Nivek comes across this thread.
My budget for a board is probably $400-$450 max but something in the $300 range is a lot more doable. I will be riding in so cal mostly in wrightwood at mountain high. Maybe a few trips to big bear.

Okay thanks I really appreciate it! I will check those out!

Okay I checked them out, they all look pretty sweet and close to what I am looking for. I was probably most drawn to the Yes but it was close between that and the Never Summer. Although the proto is definitely out of my price range so that pretty much rules that out. I definitely appreciate the feedback though. I hadn't heard of any of those brands and would have had a hard time finding them.

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