Snowboard advice needed
Iím snowboarding for about 6 weeks now over the last 10 years. I"m 184 cm and 71 kilo. My footsize is 43 (europe).
My interests canít be put in one direction. I like to go fast now and then, like carving a lot, like to go off piste into the fresh snow as soon as it is there and lately I like to butter, make 180ís at the side of the piste.
I would like my board to be stiff enough to make the pace and the carving turns, but on the other hand I would like to be able to do some groundtricks en pistetricks as well. I do not go into the halfpipe and hardly ever into the park.
I guess Iím looking for an allmountain board.
I went to the local snowsport store and they came up with the next 5 boards, all between Ä 400 and Ä 499. The prices are ex bindings.
- Salamon Official 2010
- Burton Econico 2010
- Ride Machete 2011
- Bataleon Jam 2011
- Bataleon Goliath 2011
I wonder if the official isnít too much of a freestyle board for the pace, the carving and the off-piste.
I wonder if the Jam isnít to freeride/stiff for the jibbing, buttering and other pistetricks.
I wonder if the Goliath has too much flex for the freeriding.
The Machete is a rocker and I donít know that much about it. I have seen some revieuws stating that it is a rather stiff board for buttering.
When I think about it, I want a camber board since I love the carving aspect of it.
I hardly know anything about the Econico but at the store they say it is a quality all-mountain board.
Can you guys give me any pointers, advice of maybe a whole other board.
Inc bindings I have about Ä 600 to spend. I already have some boots.
ps. I've read a lot of reviews on the Jam and the Goliath but I find it really hard to understand the differences between those two boards. Does anyone have more info regarding those two board and their differences?