Well I got a bonus this year, and I asked this question in "another" board, but got no response. Should've came here first as I always got a good answer.
I'm an all mountain rider, 5'9" Heavy (270)
, and I currently ride a Ride Fleetwood 161 Wide. I started boarding this year but already going down 'blues' with only 1-2 falls maybe.
I was really looking for a low maintanence board just because I'm lazy due to the weight. I wax my board after every half day on the mountain. I just carve down the mountain no moguls, jumps, or anything crazy just shallow or full length carves depending on how fast I want to go. I never want to go faster then I want to fall.
My question is do I just keep riding with the board I have now? Or, go for one of the boards listed in the topic since I got a good size bonus? Is there really that much of a difference at my skill level that I would notice, from the board I have now to any of the others? If they carve better or transition better edge to edge, then thats good enough for me. Also, does it matter going from an extruded to sintered base? Speed is not important to me just the ease of carving/transitioning down a mountain, whats important is the amount of time I can go by without waxing my board.