Looking at lib tech / maybe burton.
- I'm 6'3" ~205 pounds. size 11 boot
- Pretty much only do free riding in the north east, no park yet
- Rented a bunch of 160w boards and felt really good, also rented a 164w in some fresh pow and it was a bit harder to ride (I was still learning though)
Is the C2BTX 161wide a good fit for me? or do you think it would be too small? Would I be better off on a burton flying v 162?
Its 20% off and I'm thinking of picking it up
Lib Technologies Dark Series C2BTX Snowboard - Wide from Dogfunk.com
aghhhh this is getting frustrating. I'm very picky about buying stuff especially when there are so many variables / when its this pricey.
I pretty much narrowed it down to :
TRice 161.5 C2BTX : 124.5 effective edge / 26 waist width / 20.25-26 stance
TRS 162 C2BTX : 122 effective edge / 25.6 waist width / 20.25-26 stance
1986 Snow Mullet 160 BTX : 122 effective edge / 25.3 waist width / 17-23.5 stance
GNU Riders Choice 161.5 : 122.5 effective edge / 25.4 waist width / 20.25-25 stance
They're all so similar lol, I know they have different flex and features but Im saying just overall.
I love all of these and the price isn't an issue, I just want whats best for me.
What worries me is I keep reading that these take a while to get used to and are recommended to intermediate-advanced riders. Ive only been out 5 times, but last the last time I was very good at carving blue trails at Okemo. I mean very comfortable, could switch edges effortlessly at any time, make all sorts of different size cuts, only fell a couple times due to ice, etc. I was finally having alot of fun riding after that learning process. I just felt really good on the board. But I still don't consider myself an "intermediate" rider yet, and don't know if I'll have a hard time adapting to the completely different feel of the boards listed above. I plan on getting a season pass (3 dif mountains) next season and plan on going ALOT so I want something that I'll really like.
sorry for the wall of text but can anyone give me their $.02?