Hey guys, to start off my old account, uh oh a virus, got messed up. My password kept changing and stuff and I couldn't get on at all for months, so I just said screw it and made a new account.
Anyway, I am getting a new board this season! I had the Nitro Swindle 2011 with Union Contact bindings and Ride Orion boots last season. It was good, but the bindings literally broke every time I went out, the board chipped really easily, and my boots ripped sooo bad and I have duct tape all over them. I only ride park and am in need of a full setup change this season.(I am just going to group all my questions in this thread)
For starters, the board. I am looking for something that is very durable and great on rails/boxes, jumps, and butters. The Swindle was a tad too flexy in the center and not enough anywhere else. When I do a boardslide, my nose and tail were touching the ground, and when I press, the board was alright. Got off the ground, but not alot. I am looking for something that when I boardslide the center wont bend alot if at all. However it still has to be flexable enough for presses, and will alow me to spin on rails easily. I'm not sure what camber that would be though, and that is my biggest concern. If I get a wrong camber board I am screwed. I heard that reverse camber is probably what I want - Great for butters and spinning on rails. I actually saw in a video a guy just put all of his weight in the center and spun like a top while still going downhill.
Next is the bindings. I have been looking at the Flux RK30's 2012 and they seem great. I heard some good things about them, but I am asking you guys. Are they good? I want an all park binding, one that is durable and comfortable. I heard good things, but I am still unsure. I don't want a repeat of last season!
Finally, the boots. I plan to wear tan pants and a black jacket this season, so I would probably want red boots. Any recommendations for durable yet comfortable boots?
Thanks so much guys! I worked really hard in and out of school to get this, so I want it perfect! (My parents bribe me to get good grades and such with snowboarding gear
Shoe size: 10
Board size last season : 142cm
Area: East Coast(Ice Coast)