I am looking to buy a full setup but for now i will just worry about the deck.
Weight = 170-175ish
Height = 6'1"
Boot = 11.5
Price = 350 to 500 USD
I am in the lower-intermediate range but i'd like to think i am a fast learner.
My riding of choice is in any glade areas, or anywhere else with powder where i get to pick my own lines through and off of natural terrain. At the moment i am frankly not good enough to worry too much about tricks outside of simple grabs, but i would certainly like to get into spins etc. I definitely like airs and drops off of natural terrain and hope to progress in that area.
Although that is my desired riding i live in Australia and although i hope to do most boarding in Japan and NZ i might do the odd spot in some seriously average conditions, so something that is comfortable at high speeds on groomers and in fairly choppy and icy conditions would be good, definitely not a board with a reputation for chatter at high speeds/in shitty conditions.
Although i don't really intend to do anything in the park at the moment i imagine once i improve i will probably want to dabble in it a bit, so a board that is at least plausible in the park, be it a little unsuitable, would be ideal.
I am pretty confused at the moment, so many "freestyle" categorised boards seem to get recommended as all mountain/freeride boards so i am not sure if i should be leaning towards the flexier freestyle/all mountain route or something a little stiffer and categorised as a specific freeride board. I am also unfamiliar with how wide a board i will need at my size, so any advice on specifics in that area would be much appreciated.
A few random boards that i have been looking at, but am no way restricting myself to:
NS Premier F1-R
Capita Indoor Survival FK
Capita Black Death Inc.
Any help would be much appreciated.