Time for an upgrade?
Long time reader, first time poster.
I started snowboarding two seasons ago, at which point I bought my current board, a 167 burton floater (either 1999 or 2002) with similarly aged custom bindings for about $65 off craigslist. Since then, I've decided that I really enjoy snowboarding, so much so that I bought a season pass to my local mountain this last season.
I really want to continue snowboarding, but as I've started hitting small/medium sized jumps, I've noticed that my floater doesn't have much "pop" to it. Also, I've noticed some instability at higher speeds, especially in average to below average snow.
I never plan on my skills being more than mediocre, really all I want to do is bomb down the hill, catch a little air in the terrain park and hit a flat box or two. Do I need a newer, more expensive board to do so? Is my older board holding me back at all, or should I ride it until it breaks?
Concerning upgrading my rig, I really like the sales over at dogfunk right now. While there's certainly a distaste for burton products on this message board, I can't help but feel inclined to want to purchase a 164W Bullet w/ custom bindings for $230, it just seems like a steal. Please feel free to offer me other suggestions, however, I'm looking to spend $250 max if I need a new setup.
Stay fresh, thanks for the input.