I'm currently riding a Burton Feather 149 with Ride DVa bindings, but it's a hand-me-down and in HORRIBLE condition, so I'm desperately seeking a new beginner-to-intermediate board. This is my first real season boarding [I took lessons last season], so I'm still a beginner but I'm looking for a board that I can stick with for a while and will help me progress as quickly as possible.
Some boards I was looking at were Burton Feelgood 152, K2 Mix 151, and Ride Solace 150. I'm not really interested in doing tricks or conquering the terrain park yet, but I do want the board to be light [the Feather feels really heavy when I'm carving] and flexible but has enough stiffness so I don't feel like I'm losing control, is great on ice, and easily glides on powder. I was leaning more toward the Burton Feelgood but read on a bunch of board review sites about complaints of them breaking really easily.
My height is 5'5-5'6, weight is 115-125 lbs, and ride regular. I have K2 Haven boots in size 8, and will probably get Burton Escapade bindings for the new board.
SO WHICH BOARD IS THE BETTER ONE FOR BEGINNERS LIKE ME?
hey, this is my first season, but i just got a burton lux. honestly i don't really have much to compare it to, but i like it so far. i definately go fast but i feel in control at that same time. also, the design isn't that bad, especially compared to the feather.