I currently ride a Burton Troop 155, and I absolutely need a new board
I live in Colorado, where the snow's light and fluffy, and I'm looking for the best board with BTX that'll handle backcountry pow, natural kickers, trees, cliffs...as well as ice for those wind-blown days on the backside of Vail.
I'm looking for a board with BTX because I've heard nothing but positive feedback about this technology in terms of both pow and ice (which is rare)..both on the internet and from my friends. I've seen some videos of dudes tearing it up off cliffs and over pillows at Mt. Baker on a Skate Banana, but I'm wondering if the SB is consistently realistic for this type of riding? I've read some arguments that it's mainly a park board, so..
Also, I've read the Lib Tech TRS BTX is stiff and aggressive.. anyone know exactly how stiff and aggressive? I'd still like some pop, and I'm a chick (5'10, 135 lbs) so a stiff dudes board would be extra stiff for me given my weight. With this same logic, I'm wondering if the SB would be stiffer for me than the dudes who've reviewed it? I've looked at the Gnu B-Pro series too - that seems like the ideal board for me so far (maybe?), but I'm really interested in the floppier Lib Tech boards.
I'm not concerned about women's specific or anything..any advice on a board that could tackle the above would be tight. And maybe this season I'll get a bit more into park..a solid all-mountain BTX board is pretty much what I'm looking for. I've researched, read the reviews, but it'd be nice to get some advice from people who are unbiased.