Hello all! First time posting here!
I'm currently living up in Dillon, Colorado this winter as a ski bum with several fellow college grads. Unfortunately, I've been away from serious snowboarding for a few years (thats what happens when you go to college with a crappy mountain nearby) so am getting back into everything. My goals this season is to learn switch well enough to ride blues and a few blacks, master FS and BS 360s, and be able to grind most rails without filling out my will beforehand.
I currently ride a Burton 162 Custom from a few years ago. It's a great board but it's pretty tall for me I'd say (I'm 5'10 and 160 lbs). I can't really use this board in the park since it feels kind of clunky so I usually stay with pow, tree runs, and carving nice J's. But that's what I've been doing the last few years so I'd like to push myself out of my comfort zone and try something new. That's the purpose of life, right?
So I'd like to get a smaller board to focus my game in the park. A friend of mine works at Mountain Sports Outlet in Silverthorn and mentioned they have a pimp 2009 Lib Tech 148 with banana technology that no one's buying due to the size. I'm not too sure the model, but it looks like a Lib Tech TRS MTX, and is pretty stiff. As much as this board is pimp, I have to wonder if it's too short for me. My friend said that since the 148 is a rocker, the size won't matter as much and it should be pretty good in powder as well. This goes everything I've learned when I first started out snowboarding in high school, so could use some advice here. Is this board worth it or should I look elsewhere (152, 155s?) for a park board?