Beginner needs help with a board
First of all the info I've got from the forum is priceless. I think I've read for 2hrs or more (all about every other persons exp with their eq).
Then, on to my point. I'm 5.6 - 5.7, +- 150, size 9 US boots.
I've had about 16hours of boarding time on the slopes (inside) with old Atomic boards rental eq (no idea what model, they had no graphics.
I don't have the possibility to test boards around here (Belgium), let alone get advice from local stores who only sell Burton and Ride.
I'm looking for something that is more piste oriented rather than park (I will try it though 90%freeride/style - 10%park) and I like riding fakie. So a 5-6 Flex should be ok? I don't need to race every time.
What I'm looking for is 300-500$ incl shipment tops.
I've found 2 that might be ok:
- Burton Blunt (<recommended by the local stores, sell mostly burton, more, the 154 has a width of 252)
- Atomic Hatchet (good reviews on other forums + a few bad reviews here, the graphics look overkill on the 2010, they even say ugly)
I'd really apreciate if you guys/gals could help me get a board that will get me hooked to snowboarding.
Btw, maybe important to mention, being a rookie I bought a Bullet (mistake) which I'm about to sell.