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help with choosing a board

Hey guys, I've been googling and asking around a bunch, but I still am not completely sure about which board is good for me.

I board at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin, and I go a lot since I have a season pass. I really like to hit kickers and ride switch and stuff like that. I'm still learning, but I already have a pretty good idea as to what I'd like to be doing on a board.

I bought a used Burton Clash from 2004 off of craigslist and I'm looking to replace it with something newer that's more aggressive and better at landing jumps, as well as doing manuals and stuff like that. I'm having a really hard time finding boards, because I'm 5-7, 190 pounds, and wear a size 13 boot. I want a shorter board so it's more aggressive and I have better control, but my weight pushes me towards the 160cm range, when I'd like to be in the 155 range. The Clash doesn't seem like it's right for me too, it seems like it's meant for lighter riders. It doesn't seem to want to dig in very well when turning in looser snow.

The K2 Darkstar, Ride Kink, and Flow Quantum were the boards I were thinking about the most, but I threw out the Kink because it's mostly for jibbing and it wouldn't be too good on the jumps or hills. I ordered the Quantum but now I'm having second thoughts. It seems like a lot of people think Flow sucks from what I've read, and I've yet to find much saying Flow boards are great on the internet. Some of my friends said they were decent.

Are there any other boards and did I make the right choice with the Quantum? The Clash just feels like a newbie board and I want something better. Jumping and tricks is what I'd like to lean towards. A little midwestern hill isn't going to keep me excited all season just riding down the slope without doing anything and learning new stuff.
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