Heritage, Premier, Billy Goat, or Optimistic....
Well after 6 years of riding Iíve decided to get a new board. I currently ride a í05 Burton Canyon 163, it is the board I learned on and the only board I know.
What I like about it:
1. Fast and stable (at least to me)
2. Carves well
3. Pretty good in powder
What I dislike:
1. Very wide, making it slow edge to edge.
2. Harder to ride in the trees and moguls.
My terrain: Groomers, sidecountry, trees, moguls, powder (basically everything but the park).
My stats: 31 yrs. old, 6í, 195lbs, size 10 boots.
What I want in a board: Something that is fast and stable like my Canyon but more nimble and responsive that I can have confidence with in the trees and moguls. I ride in the PNW so I also need a board that can plow through our heavy, wet snow.
After doing some research and talking to my local shop Iíve narrowed it to the following:
-NS Premier F1
-GNU Billy Goat
Iím leaning towards the Heritage based on its greater flexibility as an all-mountain board and good reviews itís gotten here and across the web but I thought I would see what you guys think. Any advice is appreciated and please feel free to recommend any other boards you think may fit the bill. Also, I currently have '07 Burton Custom bindings, would it be a good idea to step up to some stiffer/more responsive bindings? If so, suggestions? Thanks.
Last edited by Hawkfan79; 08-12-2011 at 06:21 PM.
Reason: forgot a couple things...