Slayblade or Turbo Dream
So this last season i started snowboarding and was immediately hooked. I went up about 20 times last season, and seemed to progress fairly quickly because of my background in longboarding. I have been using my buddys five or six year old gnu, and have decided that i should purchase a board of my own.
Well anyways, my main point in starting this thread is because i am torn between the slayblade and the turbo dream. Both look like sick boards, and i cannot decide which board would fit my riding style. I primarily ride in the trees and ungroomed runs when there is enough snow on the ground, but also surf and charge groomers fairly often. I rarely ride the park, and usually head for the trees when my friends want to take a park run. Im not all that big into buttering and such, mainly just exploring the mountain and riding anything, having a good time.
I am 6'1", 180-185lbs. and wear a size 11 boot. I have been looking at the 158 slayblade and the 159 turbo dream, both of which seem to me to be the right size of board, though i am concerned the turbo dream may not be wide enough. From what i have gathered, it seems to me that the slayblade is better on groomers and holds and edge better, while the turbo dream performs better in the pow. I am looking for a fun setup that i can have a blast riding. Any input is much appreciated, and i am open to other suggestions as well.