So for this season I'm planning to pick up a new board.
I am an beginner intermediate rider, looking for a solid all-mountain board. When I hit the slopes, I usually just cruise around with my friends on groomed / random tree runs hitting jumps on small natural features. I want a versatile board, probably more on the freeride side than the freestyle side though. However, I still want a board that will allow me to progress into freestyle when I am comfortable to.
I'm 5'5, 140lbs, with size 7 - 7.5 boots. I rode a 155 atomic axum last year, and I know for a fact I want to ride a smaller board for easier maneuverability. I want one that will handle icy days "okay" as well, and one that will allow me to carve aggressively.
I plan to keep a low budget, so with a cap at around $200 I have found these 2 deals for snowboards:
2007 Burton Custom X 147cm (Used)
- Good condition, but used, no major damage on base whatsoever
- Can get it for $150
2010 Sierra Reverse Crew Snowboard 151 cm (New)
- "Based off the Burton Custom V Rocker mold and the construction of the 2011 Burton Process"
- Can get it for $200
- for more specs check Sierra Reverse Crew Snowboard Reviews & Sale | SierraSnowboard.com
I'm wondering if 147cm will be too small for me as well, and what disadvantages that may bring.
So basically I'm wondering what board will be better for me out of these two boards.
If anyone knows any other good boards I should look at for $200 or less (used or new), let me know.
Reviews, comments, suggestions, whatever I'm open to listen.
Thank you for your time.