Will the JDub kill me?
I'm looking at getting boots/board/bindings in a few months. I think I've got the selection down to Rossi JDub, Jones Mountain Twin, Never Summer SL.
This is my first season snowboarding, I've 7 days in Niseko and 2 days Gunma (also Japan). I can ride pretty well down green, blue and red runs here. If the incline's under 30° I'm usually having a great time cruising down and trying to ollie or 180 off anything I see that like a way to get off the ground. I'm a bit more conservative on black runs, crud & mogul stuff.
My favourite has to be the pipe, I don't hit anything big, but I'm loving the 12 footer. Kickers and and tree runs are also pretty awesome.
I'm an ex skateboarder, and played a bit on a surfboard, so everything feels pretty natural and I want a deck I can grow into.
Weight - around 70kg
Height - around 174cm
Shoes - around 8.5-9 US (my actual foot's about 26.5cm)
Are any of these boards alright for me, or do you guys reckon they'll be too hard to ride. I'd rather a twin or twin like shape because I usually have do my bindings duck footed and like to ride a bit of switch.
I was originally looking at the Jones Mountain Twin, it looks like a sweet deal at $450. I just can't find anyone selling the board, or anyone who's ridden it. So I'm looking at the JDub
I'll probably have to get the board online since no one does test rides in my area. Secondly board retail here in Japan is pretty expensive.
To sum it up:
If I get a JDub, or possibly the Jones Mountain Twin, will I be getting a board I can use to progress in the pipe, off kickers and getting off the ground in general? Or is this thing too high end for me and likely to send me head first into something?
Last edited by onji; 01-28-2011 at 12:36 AM.
Reason: Forgot to add the part about skateboarding