Board technology and constructon
I have been away from snowboarding for the last few years, and I am looking to get some new. My most recent purchase was a Burton Blunt, either 06 or 07. It is a great jib board, but I seemed to get away from the park, and enjoyed cruising groomed trails and glades. The Blunt felt like a wet noodle in these conditions and it couldn't keep up with me. I want to get another board this year because my college has a club that takes us to VT many times for rediculously low prices. When I bought the blunt, I was unaware of the technology and how much it plays a role in choosing a board. I don't know whether I should look into camber style boards or rocker or any other specs for that matter. I know there are pros and cons of each, but for groomed trails in NE I don't know whats best. As I said before I am a poor college student so my budget would like to be around $400 for quality all mountain board. Many of the boards I have looked into are classified as beginner boards, such as the Rome Crail. I like the Rome Agent, but I don't know if Im willing to shell out $500 for it. What type of board should I look into, rocker, camber etc.