hi peeps, i need ur help! it's as off-season as u can get, so i'm lookin for a new board to buy.
i'm a relatively new at snowboardin. have tried it first time 3 years ago, then forgot about it. in the beginning of last season i tried it again and got totally hooked. spent a total of two weeks ridin in austria, sweden, and norway and gone from zero to riding on black tracks. i've tried a few different boards, but most of the time i've been ridin burton custom 162 wide. i'm 180 cm, foot size 45 and weighted 67 kg last season, but will weight 75 kg by the next season.
im a freerider by heart, but want to spice up my ride, learn some cool ground tricks and do some jumps in the parks. for that my burton custom seems a bit too long, too stiff, too heavy, and maybe too wide too
so i'm lookin for a secondary board for those park days with an occasional freeride down the mountain.
i've read some reviews and stumbled upon Rome Graft and Ride Kink. both get positive reviews and r in the same price range. what is the difference between the two anyway? and the most important question is which length would be most suitable for me 153, 155, 158? i cant decide! and ride kink has a wide version, should i go for wide or normal board? i have solomon f22 boots that are known for being compact and i haven't noticed heel/toe drag when ridin on normal width boards.
any suggestions guys?