Need a new board (and your help picking it!)
Hey everyone, well just found this site and after reading some of the good responses, decided to sign up! New to the forum but not to snowboarding. I am in NH on the "ice coast" and looking for help getting a new board. I have narrowed my choices down to 3 boards and would love some input before I pull the trigger. The three I am looking at are the Arbor Wasteland, Capita Black Death Speed Tribe and Lib Tech Skunk Ape MTX. These are three boards that come in a mid wide/wide model and that I think would make a good fit for my size 11.5 boots. I enjoy riding the entire mountain at speed and don't care much for the park/pipe. I have read a lot about the magne-traction boards and guess I will have to demo one before I make the call on that. Was talking to the rep a few days ago and he suggested going with a shorter board then I usually ride (163) because of the way the MTX rides. Again will have to try it before I make the call. Thanks for any help or insight you guys can give me!
edit: I am interested in some backcountry boarding this year and may do some serious hikes with some riding opportunites. I will have to consider that when getting the new board.
Last edited by ekoostick; 11-10-2007 at 08:35 PM.