Hey guys finally got my account validated so I can post. In the mean time I have been searching and reading and still cant seem to find my answer.
So here is the deal. I have ridden Burton boards for years and love them, so Im in the market for a new one. Also to make things better I have a GC to burton's website so that helps keep me from looking else where. Currently I ride a Burton Baron in 156 (From what I have read the new custom w have replaced the baron). Its your traditional wide camber board. On it Im rocking P1 Carbon Bindings which I actually love more then the Baron as they are super responsive. Im 6'2", 145 (tall and skinny) and have a size 12 boot (so a wide board is a must).
Now here is where I need some help. The Burton board finder basically broke it down to 3 models: 1) the Joystick 156W, 2) the Custom Flying V 155W and 3) Custom 158W
here are my concerns with each of those 3:
too parkish ... from the reviews I have read online it seems to be a big time park board. I rarely ride park and ride mostly powder when I can and goomers when I cant. However Burton rates this as a all mountain board. Any input?
Custom Flying V:
adds a mix of camber and rocker, only comes in the 155W which Im worried will be little short for powder, but also after reading a lot of reviews online it seems very very similar to the Joystick. Is there really a big difference?
I think the 158W is a little too long for me, although I know what Im getting with a camber board, however not as forgiving for hits, and not as floaty in pow.
I mostly freeride, and hit up powder runs whenever I can, but conditions dont always allow so Im on goomers a lot too. My concern with the rocker boards is mostly edge response, but I was thinking if I combined maybe the Joystick or the Flying V with a more responsive pair of bindings I might get what Im looking for. Im totally open to any and all feedback.