help! Looking for first all-mtn board
hey all, I just got back from a slushy day at sugar mtn NC with a rental board that had 3 HUGE gashes straight down the middle, and I had a fantastic time. I was able to hit a few boxes, and link turns surprisingly well for how long its been since i last boarded(3 years ago) and I felt like I was better now then before.
Im 19, so probably not going to grow anymore, weight is 168, 5'11'' tall, boot size is 11.5(I got a pair of vans mantra's about 3 years ago when i was riding out west, they felt really good so id like to keep those boots instead of buying a brand new pair). I'm on a budget of about $500 max for a board alone, i still need bindings too.
Im looking for a board that is great for going down groomers, a few black diamond runs, and has a decent amount of flex so i can practice jumping off random things on the mountain. I enjoy riding down a mountain much more than hitting the park, but i still want a board that will be able to handle rails, boxes, and a few smaller park jumps here and there.
I was checking out the k2 anagram, arbor element, and ride control. I'm not deadset on getting one of those, just thought they might fit my needs. And I know theres litterally hundreds of boards that would be just right for me, but id love to here some input from you guys.
basically, im looking for an all-mountain board and a pair of bindings so i can really dial in my technique next season. Oh and will I need a wide board for 11.5 boot size?
all help is greatly appreciated!!