Any board suggestions / recommendations?
First off any help is greatly appreciated.
Well where to start... I've been riding for about 15-17 years but haven't ridden in 4-5 years. As I'm looking at boards I'm noticing there's been a ton of changes to boards and the industry...FWIW, I rode alot previously and considered myself I high level rider. Worked on the parks and lived at mountains for a few years, also worked in a shop for a few years as well. Something I've learned in life is to admit what you don't know. I've ridden and owned a ton of boards from the old Morrow's including the Spoon Nose, rode Solids for 2 years (still my favorite park board), Burton's (Brushie, 2nd Terje model...wasn't a big fan of either), Lib's (loved them for all mountain), Joyrides, Movement's (the older Movements), Forums, and a Soloman (550 model and couldn't stand it).
Well, now I'm 35 (6' and 185 lbs), won't go in the park much if at all and will only ride 12-20 times. I've always preferred a neutral riding softer board but I don't know if that was more of a park thing. Anyone have any ideas or recommendations? With the new magna traction stuff and reverse camber I'm lost. I always rode between a 152 (park stuff), 158 (all mountain and later park) and a 164+ (powder). Have the advances in technology changed the sizes people are riding? I was thinking 159-161 area. Any ideas, suggestions, recommendations?
As for boots, I wore the Vans Jaime Lynn's the last couple years and loved them, so I'd like to stay with a little stiffer boot.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to read that and any help is appreciated (if I should post this elsewhere please let me know).