Need Help Picking My First Snowboard
I've been doing some research reading the stickies and whatnot on this website and a few others in regards to everything about purchasing my first snowboard. I love snowboarding and i think its the perfect time to buy gear right now. I came up with a list of snowboards i found that i may want to purchase and i was wondering if i could get some help to narrow it down (Ride Crush would be my choice). I'm looking for a all-mountain board to last me good while. I'm totally open to other options too.
I barely started to learn how to carve. That first feeling was amazing. I'm a freerider looking to hit the parks in the near future from time to time (that's probably a long time from now.) Anyways. Any help is much appreciated.
Weight: 185 pounds looking to drop/stay at 175 within the next month (its going to happen).
Boot size: 10.5 (not sure if i need a wide board or not. i should get my boot first)
Riding style: Freeriding as of right now
Budget: $400-500 w/ boots/bindings if possible
Location: Lake Tahoe
Snowboards (with prices i found):
Stepchild JP Walker $345
Rome Agent - $360
*Ride Crush - $266
K2 WWW Rocker - $295
GNU Carbon Credit Series BTX Snowboard - $251
Last edited by Phanzer; 05-26-2010 at 02:51 AM.