Weight: 150 lbs ( 67 kg)
Boot size: 7.5 (40 eur)
Riding style: All mountain. With friends: mostly carving and some off-pist. With my children: carving and park (but I am not a big hopper. no rails at all. to old for that
Age: My children are 17, 15 and 11. Say no more
Your location of riding:
~5 days / year in Trysil (Norway) 650 meter tallest drop height
~10 - 20 days at smaller hills
this year one week in Val d'IsŤre
I have been snowboarding for the last 10 year, increasingly more the last 4. Most of the time my board has been a X Level EHF 145 cm, which I feel I can handle everywhere except in pow - the board is to short. It is not that stable when it goes really fast. This year I bought a Burton Blunt 151 cm with custom bindings. I didn't feel that much difference to the X Level and my middle kid liked it so he got it instead.
Now to my question and the lineup. I have found the following boards (all Burton):
with Cartel bindings. Year 2007. Length 156 cm. price: 5000 SEK ($700)
with Sims. 2007. 159 cm. 4000 SEK ($560).
- X 8
with matching ics bindings. 155 cm. 4000 SEK ($560).
without bindings. 158 cm. 4000 SEK ($560) for the board.
- Custom X
with Cartel ics bindings. 4500 SEK ($630).
All are used board in good shape. 4 All-mountain and one freestyle board.
As you can see theese baords are signifacant longer than my current. I believe that I need a longer board for my Val d'IsŤre trip and I think I need a longer board for carving at home.
With my kids I can still use my old board in the park.
Which one should i pick?
Is 156-159 cm to long boards for me?