Never Summer SL vs Lib Tech TRS vs Rome Agent Rocker
I'm looking at purchasing my first board, and want an all mountain board as I don't get to hit the mountain much and want something I can enjoy everywhere. I'm still a newb in my eyes, basically just doing freeride right now but wanting to change over to freestyle with a good board under me. The sucky part, I live in Louisiana so I only get to board for 2 weeks or so a year, and there isn't much in the way of nearby snow sport shops to get hands on with equipment. I have boarded for 4 or 5 years, so about 6-10 weeks of actual time on the snow. I will do "blues" all day long with some diamonds here and there. I started skiing at the age of 3, but prefer to board and want to catch up to the skill level I have on skiis with a board. Basically I'm looking for a board that (skill allowing) I can ride the bowls and chutes, backcountry etc, or go play on the half pipe and natural jumps. I don't see myself getting into sliding rails or pressing boxes, but I guess you never know.
So all in all I did some research and these boards looked up to the task, and I'm just looking to get some more seasoned riders' opinions. I don't mind dropping 500-600 on the board. About my build, I'm scraping 5'9 and about 190 (planning on dropping that about 10-15 lbs... but yea haha) boot size was 8.5 last time I rented a month ago. I'm just not into getting my feet crushed by oversized bindings and crappy fitting boots with a board from the rental shop that needs a tune like no other anymore, I want my own ride. I'm thinking something around the 157cm length on the board would be about right?
Sorry for the long ass post, just wanted to get any questions answered for people willing to help me out with choosing.
TLDR; Need an all mountain board for an intermediate rider standing at 5'9" 190 with an 8.5 boot.