Should I get a new board or does it matter?
Hi Guys- I'm getting back into snowboarding after about 8 years away. I was really into it from 92 to about 97, even working at my local mountain for a season. Since then I've gone sporadically and actually haven't been for about 6 years until this season. Here's my question: I still have the board I had from the first season I was riding. I believe it's a 92 model Mike Ranquet Lamar- it's the board with the pool table on the top and the Heineken style logo on the bottom. This board is 17 years old! It's actually in great shape still- probably because it really only got used that one season. I have had several boards since but sold them. The Lamar is the right size for me and it's a modern twin tip style, but I wonder, has board technology improved drastically since 92? Would I be better off buying something newer? I don't mind spending the money but I don't want to if it doesn't matter. Also, I don't expect to go more than 5 or 6 times a season so it's not like I need some super board. I was at an outdoor store today and saw an o7 Burton Royale that looked awesome for about 200 bucks. Is it worth the upgrade? I should also note, I can't give feedback on how the Lamar feels just yet because I've been borrowing my friends 99 Liquid Mountain this season but now he wants it back.
Thanks guys! Appreciate the advice!