What to go with next? New board...
So after years (like 12) away from the sport, I got back into it this winter after taking a trip with some friends to the mountain for a friends birthday. I got on an old Burton 159 and after a run or two I was tearing it up, and have since picked up some newer gear and it feels excellent, but not perfect. I have no problem bombing most blue runs in the NorthEast, easily carve heelside/toeside, and am doing small (SMALL) airs, and would like to progress into the park next season. The board I have now is nice and feels alot better than the 159 (plus I love the graphics), but after dealing with the conditions in the NE this winter, I feel like magnetraction or something similar would be nice.. i rarely fall anymore, but when i do its generally catching an edge on that grainy ice garbage .
Anyway, my setup now is a Burton Primo 156, Ride EX Bindings, Burton Ozone boots ... i'm 5'8, 165 and the boots are a 9.5 (sometimes I wear a 10).
I've been looking at a few boards for next season, most notably the Burton Hate Restricted 152, GNU Carbon Credit (153?) and I've been pretty interested in the Never Summer boards.
Oh yea, I also ride regular, +15 front, 0 back foot - but im fairly confident i could ride goofy without a problem since i skateboard/ripstick goofy most of the time, and switch isnt a problem for me
Any suggestions on a board you think I'd like? I want something fun, generally freeride but that I can take into the park also..something with good pop and thatll keep me from catching those random edges and eating shit. I was considering something with reverse camber..possibly even buying one of those blank decks with r/c so i can see how it feels without dropping 400 on one.
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Never Summer Evo 153/Restricted ReFlex Cartel
Gnu Danny Kass 156 BTX
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