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Question Which board should I switch to?

I just learned how to snowboard this winter and did pretty well. The board I have is the 2011 K2 Raygun, but I want to switch to something a little stiffer and better for groomed runs. I was in Telluride and realized that I will only be doing groomed runs and nothing above the blue ones.
I have heard that the K2 Slayblade was a good choice, but what else? Let me know.
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Wait, WHAT! Whats wrong with you Raygun? I just bought this board and will use it in a couple weeks, lol! I hope I made a good purchase :P
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It is a good board. I have just read so much about how it is a cross for groomers and powder. I think a board with less rocker and maybe a different edge would fit groomed runs better.
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How will it do for me? I wanna be able to carve and progress to jumping one day..I read this board isnt fast, no problem with me..
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It was a great board for me to learn on, but I only did the slopes. No park stuff or jumping. I did a lot of research before I bought the Raygun and it is rated as a good all mountain board. For $349, it was a great price. People also said it made a good park board too. I just want a board that is strictly for the groomed side of the mountain. I was looking to see if a certain board fits that mold.
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You can ride anything from a undersized jibstick to an oversized powder board on groomers.

If you came to us asking what board would be good for nothing more than blue groomers on the frontside of the mountain, you would probably get recommended the Raygun.

You are way over thinking this.

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I recommend the Raygun.
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I feel a lot better now!
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Well, City...there you have it! Good luck with the board and let me know what YOU think. I would really like to hear your opinion. Maybe I am overthinking this!
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Nivek,
Do you know much about the Slayblade (or any others) to say that it would be worth it to get them over the Raygun if its only another $150?
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