I'm currently looking into buying a new snowboard and new bindings and would love to get some help of you
I'm weighing 75 - 80 kg (165 - 175lbs) and am 182cm (6ft) tall. So far I've ridden a Skate Banana in 159W with Union Bindings. I really liked the feel of the board, but all in all I always felt that the board could be more playful on the mountain and have more flex. With my EU 44 boots, the Wide board was also not really necessary. So far I've only ridden groomers and powder sometimes, which I really liked. I'm snowboarding for two year and can go down all slopes (blue to black) without major problems.
This year I want to go more on the playful side. I want to take my first steps in the park, and extend that some more in the future. Nevertheless I dont want to sacrifice too much when I ride some powder. On the groomers I want to be able to play around with the board, but still have a lot of stability. All in all this would be an all mountain board. Summarizing that I would say I want to do 60% groomers, 15% powder, 25% freestyle.
I understand, that I'm going to need a waist of around 255. I only want to get a wide board if its necessary, because I felt like I couldnt easily put pressure on the edge of my board. The board length should be around 155 - 157 cm. Would this be okay for my profile? So far I looked up those board:
Ride Machete 2012 154w or 157w
: Here I can only use the Wide Version. The good thing is, that the wide board has just 260mm, to 261mm Waist.
Bataleon Goliath 156, 158 or 157w
: The 156 hast only a Waist of 251. The 158 should be fine with 254, but already on the longer side. The 157w has a waist of 263, which is again a lot.
Bataleon Evil Twin in 157
: Waist of 255, so it should be perfect. But I know that the Evil Twin is not an all mountain Board, so maybe it wont perform well on what I'm throwing it at?
Gnu Riders Choice C2 in 157.5
: Waist of 253, which should be fine. Maybe a little expensive to me and not sure if thats an really advanced board and maybe a little aggressive?
Thank you soo much!