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I say get a new board. At 220 lbs the 155 blunt is the wrong board for anything besides toying around on groomers and hitting the park. Even then, a 155 is still pretty small for a guy your size. I'm sure you skill is part of the problem, but the board sure isn't helping.
If you are looking to mostly do groomers and some off-pist, I'd say get a board in the mid 160s that has at least a medium flex. It will be way more stable and hold an edge much better.
The riders choice that you mention would be a great board for what it sounds like you want. I've ridden it here in the PNW and it's a nice do everything type of board. There are plenty of other boards that would work as well, but you can't go wrong with the Riders Choice. Pluse, GNU is made by Mervin whish is based in Washington so you're supporting the local company.
If you want to check out other boards, just look at the company websites and start finding other options that fall in the mid-flex, all mountain category. Narrow it down from there and then you should have no problem searching for opinions on specific boards on this forum.
P.S. I am not an expert so keep that in mind.
Last edited by schmitty34; 03-17-2011 at 06:24 PM.