I'm about to buy my first new board, bindings and boots, and I've looked around various places for some different prices/options.
Im 22 years, so I think its safe to assume I wont have to worry about potential bigger size in the future,
I'm 6 feet 2 (188 cm)
and weigh about 158 lbs (72 kg)
I use boot size around 10 8/4 (44 EU)
Forgive me, but im not very familiar with the US measuring system. Here in Denmark we use metric
My snowboarding experiences
I've been a cross contry skiier since i was born. Introduced to Alpine skiing as a teenager. I tried snowboarding for the first time for 1 day when I was around 19.
In winter 09/10 I went to a japanese ski resort (AppiKogen) and stayed there for 3½ months
working at a small pension and snowboarding in my spare time.
Usually could get away with 4 hours of boarding each day
on a 2nd hand Godzilla snowboard (157cm) with bindings that would fall apart after a bit of carving (had to bring a screw driver with me to the slopes)
I enjoy powder/offpiste, normal slopes and the park. Can't jump very well yet, and I really enjoy fooling around on not-so-steep slopes doing ground tricks.
I concider myself of intermediate level
Enough about that
These are the boards I've been looking at. It would be greatly appreciated if you could share your opinions about the boards (based on my info) with me
Or of course if you have some other suggestions.
Flow Merc 160W
Blue Tomato Shop | Flow Merc 160wide 10/11 white Snowboard | Flow | Freestyle+Freeride |*Snowboards
I'm also in doubt if I should really get a wide board. On my 2nd hand board I had a little toe drag at times. It seems people suggest that if you are above 10½ US size in boot, you could go for a wide. What is your opinion on this?
Burton Bullet 160W
Blue Tomato Shop | Burton Bullet 160 10/11 wide Snowboard | Burton | Freestyle+Freeride |*Snowboards
Can Burton boards only use Burton bindings? If that's so, im reluctlant towards getting a burton board.
Salomon MAGNUM 158 or 162 (wideboard)
Blue Tomato Shop | Salomon Ace Magnum 158 10/11 Snowboard | Salomon | Freestyle+Freeride |*Snowboards
Flow Infinite I-Rock 159 or 162
Blue Tomato Shop | Flow Infinite I-Rock 159 10/11 Snowboard | Flow | Freestyle+Freeride |*Snowboards
Also I'd like to link to some bindings, but I'm sure I'm allowed to do that in the board section?
Anyways, if you would share your opinion with me, I'd become very happy