Advice on a board for those park-ish days.
Hi. This is my second season. I feel like I could use a park board since the resort I go to is well known for all the features, and my friends are getting much better at the park than me. I'm on a limited budget, so I won't be able to get some of the favorites like the Never-Summer. I'm intermediate. I can carve well, do some jumps, and a few of the easier boxes. I haven't even tried rails or very skinny boxes.
I'm 5'9", 155-165 lbs. I currently have a regular cambered 154cm 2008 Burton Custom. I'm looking at the following:
Burton Hero (152 cm and cheapest)
Sierra Reverse Crew (155 cm and same price as Hero)
Sierrascope FK (156 cm and $20 more than Hero)
Burton X8 (151 cm and $50 more than Hero. Probably my least favorite so far but has great reviews)
I like to do jumps more than boxes and rails. But I am interested in progressing in the park features, so I'll be trying more stuff to keep up with the skill level of my friends. I would still like to be able to carve down the mountain well. Sierrascope FK doesn't have the lower size available (152 cm), so I'm guessing a lot of you will probably not recommend that board. I'm kind of curious about the Sierra Reverse Crew because of the reverse camber. Is it pointless to get that or the regular Sierra Crew as long as I have my older Custom? At this point, I don't really desire to be a park rat, but I'd like to do the different and more difficult features coming down the slopes.
Last edited by GrapeDrink; 04-05-2010 at 08:12 PM.