Another new board and boots suggestion thread
This is a very important question for me so i'll ask it first. I am flying over from australia to Canada and have a 6 hour stop over at LAX and would love to buy this board in america because it'll be a lot cheaper for me. So i was wondering if there was a snowboard shop in or near LAX? Thanks
2001 Joyride 158cm (not sure about model name, its blue with a robot on it)
Burton Mission bindings
Northwave legends boots
Weight: ~167 (75-76kg)
boot size: current boot is 9 but i'll probably move up to a 9.5 for the next boot.
location of riding: going to whistler for 3 months, working there. but after that it'll be back to riding in australia mainly at mt hotham and mt buller and plan to keep this board for a number of years hopefully, and australia snow is a lot different from canadian.
Style: All mountain freestyle.
i currently have a 158 and am looking for something smaller, 158 feels quite large for spinning and that kind of stuff, i also want something that i can do some nice butters on, they're always fun. Also my mates and i are going to be filming a video over there so i want to get a board thats going to make me look better than i am. i would also like to get a true twin or at least an almost twin, to help improve my switch riding. If i was going to get the board just for australia i would be looking pretty small but i have never snowboarded overseas. i'll need a board thats going to be able to handle powder, groomed runs, jumps and jibs, i think something around the 156 range would suit me well but it'll be interesting to see what you guys think.
Im lookin at:
GNU Riders Choice MTX 154.5/157.5
Lib Tech TRS MTX 154/157
NItro Eero 155/157
Burton Custom 156
Atomic Alibi 156
K2 Darkstar 155/157
K2 Believer 157
Santa Cruz Jon Kooley 154/157
Rome, because it seems to have a great reputation around here.
Not too sure and i know you guys cant tell me which ones to get but i just looking to know which ones are tough, quality and value for money, and which ones aren't. Also i'm looking to hopefully get some boots with boas because of many reasons, so which boa boots are good and what do u guys think of the focus boa system?
I love my missions so i'll be keeping them for awhile
let me know what you guys think or if there is something better.