Hey guys, I just found the forum and need some help picking a new board.
I've been riding for a long time, nothing too serious but I love me some steep powder, cliff drops, cornices, and really fast carving on groomers/whatever. I'm basically never in the park except to do some table top type features.
I ride boards until they are floppy noodles. Current board is Burton Custom 160 7+years old? one before that also a Custom,first board Burton. been partial to Burtons since back then they were the only ones with response and technology....and the boards treated me well
So I need a new board and want the right one. I ride alot with good skiers and need to be able to keep up, plus I like going fast and hard...typically. We mostly search for new lines, powder and drops but also tear through the mains runs. Like to lay it down on groomers.
This is getting long, sorry.
current set up; Custom 160, Triad Bindings softer highback(might be too flimsy) and k2 T1 boots super stiff.
I've lost some response and power...might be to new binding and boots?
I used to ride soft boots and bindings, was super responsive but no stability and painful. Now, the board seems sluggish, can't whip around through bumps and trees very well....mainly on heelside turns.
I need a new board 160-164 and probably new bindings. Looking at Burton T7, Custom, and Custom X. Am open to other brands just need the right fit.
T7 looks pretty good but sounds like it doesn't have any float in powder? I have size 10 boot.
The Customs....don't quite understand the difference. They would probably be pretty good for my riding style, but not quite stiff and responsive enough for real charging...lets say powering through lumpy crusty snow up high, steep fast. But they would probably be better for the rest of the mountain?
What do you guys think?
Thanks a lot for any input!
Copper Mountain - backbowl clif drop, 4/11/11, Dainis B. - YouTube
I'll probably try to find a last season or 2 year old board, to save some money.