Hi, Im new
here, and mainly registered bacause after reading a lot here, I also have a question.
Im 6' 5½" (197 cm) tall and weigh around 205 lbs (93kg). My snowboard boots are 12, for standard shoes I wear size 10,5.
I started with a rental board in the first year, and then I bought my own snowboard, a beginner's board, a Nitro Resistance 166. Had a lot of fun on this board, but now it is time for the next level. I want to play around a lot more instead of carving all the time. So I will still be carving, but I want to expand my skills in the park, start some 'buttering and jibbering':P, rails, jumps, etc. and go off piste some more. My current Nitro is too stiff for all that, not forgiving, and worn out...
After reading a lot on the internet, my current options are (I believe) a Burton Custom Flying V 163, or a Burton Custom 163. I got great deals for 2011 models. I read that the Flying V 2011 lacks grip at icey pistes. Will this be an extra disadvantage considering my weight, etc?
Which one of these 2 do you all recommend considering my weight, shoe size and length?