New freeride stick, now or next year?
Weight: ~180lbs (no gear)
Boot: Burton SLX sz. 11
Ability: advanced freeride, intermediate park
Current Boards: 2009 Never Summer Evo-R 158, 2004 (?) Nitro Shogun 163
Trying to decide if I should pick up a new freeride board now or wait to hear about/try to demo next years offerings.
I am looking for something that is fast, stiff, good float and can hit some natural features. What comments do you have on these boards? Assuming I can find my size, should I make a move on one of these now, or wait until next year?
2010 Slayblade (tried this and loved it, unsure of how it handles pow. Like this years graphic better than next.)
2010 Premier F1-R (used in fresh @ Breck and loved it, damp, stable, fast. kind of stupid but do I want two Never Summers?)
2010 Gnu Billy Goat C2 (Similar to NS rocker tech, MTX for east coast, good powder float, temple rips it in Baker.
2010 Lib Tech T.Rice C2 (see above and T. Rice enough said. is this board stiffer/more damp then NS SL-R? foudn SL-R to be too similar to Evo for what I want.)
NS Raptor (hearing good things about this, possibly too much board for east coast and limited west trips)
Jones Flagship (see above. BMJJ is my favorite rider would love to support the brand, tech looks sick)
Jones Mountain Twin (don't know much)
NS Heritage (slightly stiffer than SL-R, more big mountain freestyle?)
K2 Zero (flatline in 2011)