Well I have been out and done my research tried some boards and I am really confused.
Can anyone help?
When I first started boarding I was on a 157 stiff board on mainly hard pack and loved it. Now I am some junk board which is 159. I can do blues fairly well and I am looking for a board that I can grow with and have kick my ass into a better boarder.
I have read many forum posts and I seem to have taken on board what Snow Wolf has to say (I know that sounds like ass kissing) but I am looking for direction and advice.
Anyway my stats are 190lbs, foot = 11 to 11.5, Height 5'10
I have looked at:
Burton King wide
(home grown manufacture but doesn't make a wide board yet!)
Bindings I had my mind set on Burton Cartels. But after read Snow Wolf and his opinion on Rome Targa and finding them for $10 more than the Cartels, I thought should I go for that? What do you think?
Anyway I am finding it hard to choose. I also find it hard to judge my skill. I think I will be more critical on myself. But when I had the 157 stiffer board I felt I progressed really quickly and I loved the response and snap of the board. I feel on this junk board I have now I have gone backwards and picked up bad habits.
I think I am leaning towards the Rome Flag 07 or the 08 (anyone know the difference between the flag 07/08?) with the Rome Targa bindings. But when I look at other sites the say the skill level is 8 out of 10. Which I would say I am not.
Sorry for the long post! Hope you didn't fall asleep.