Second season in, 'bout time I bought a board that wasn't beat up and cheap cl stuff. Suffered the consequences of that this year: colles' fx and one helluva bruise on my right leg that had me seeing stars when I hit (lucky I always land on my butt than my head I guess). All my injuries bruised more my confidence than anything and nearly ruined an awesome trip to Keystone.
Spent the past week brushing up on terms, types of boards, what I should know about snowboards and recognizing what I like and need. But this online stuff makes it hard to decide since I can't 'see' the board.
I like just carving down the mountain and trying to hit top speed, parks are a long distance out. From the last board I've used that allowed me to really fly was a crap 151 with a deep side cut, super flexible and flow bindings (go figure). 5'7" 165 lbs.
Evo's outlet has another promotion of 30% off their '09 stuff and I was looking @ packages here
. But they're hard for me to sort out. There's also this Ride Control board package
that I like (90A slime walls) but I'm unsure if I should go this route, toe cap bindings look interesting. I wanna believe evo is doing their homework on the package b/c I haven't even looked heavily into bindings yet.
Also, board makers are typing my weight around 157-160 for the most part, but I've used a 161 and had a hard time turning on groomed, ok on powder. Whatcha think?
Thanks for any suggestions,