Well I'm stuck guys! Out of these 3 boards I have no idea which would be better for me!
Option 1: DC Lauri Pro Tone 153 board
Option 2: DC Ply 153.75 board
Option 3: DC MLF 154
Firstly my stats:
Boot size; 10(US)/9(UK)
Started in January 2011, this will be my first snowboard, so want it to help me progress and not set me back! I ride a local indoor snow dome at least once a month, and have just started 180's/ollies and butters! Hoping to hit some rails and boxes before long! So want it to be able to cope with this freestyle element but still hold on when I go for some speed and carving on holiday on a real mountain!
Now what I like about each board:
Option 1: Rocker should be good for learning my butters and riding any POW on holidays. Camber core technology should give it quite good pop. True twin! Supposed to be DC's more versatile board
Option 2: The lock and load camber should be good for practicing rails, as well as great for butters. Also sounds the more flexible of the 3. True twin! Lightweight tips should make it easy to throw around!
Option 3: Loads of camber, should give it great pop! Should really allow me to power on down a mountain! Should be REALLY quick with sintered 7200 base and structurn base as well! Awesome graphics! lol.
What I'm worried about with my options:
Option 1: Rocker will have less pop than the others. Extruded base!
Option 2: Worried it's too much of a park board, and so won't be great on a mountain? Another extruded base!
Option 3: Sounds like it has A LOT of camber to it! And quite stiff too? Worried this will make it difficult to leanr butters on etc? May be more of an advanced board?
So! I'm stuck! Each board has it's own positives and negatives! Now I want it to be a DC board (as everything else I have on the mountain is DC so need to keep the theme!
) So I'm asking for any advice please guys!!
If any of you want some more info on the boards then the 2012 catalogue can be viwed here (not always viewable in Internet Explorer for some reason):
2012 DC Snow Catalogue
Thanks for any help and advice guys!