Just completed my first season of boarding this spring/summer.
I have about $900 in Rei gift card/store credit, was thinking about getting a new board as my previous board is pretty banged up and is from 2000, picked it up used off craigslist. I'm not even sure what size the previous board is I think it was a 158.
I'm 6ft 160 pounds. Would a size 159 be right for me? I also mostly board at Tahoe/Squaw, so not sure how pow heavy of a board I need, as I mostly boarded the spring season for my first year.
I can go down black runs, and have gotten good at going fast speeds.
This season I want to focus more on jumps, buttering etc. Not really park though. I guess all mountain would be better for me.
Out of these boards
which ones would you guys recommend and why?
I was thinking of just going all out and getting the GNU Impossible Series EC2 BTX Snowboard - 2011/2012 although the art is kinda ugly. How much better is that board vs GNU Altered Genetics C2 BTX Snowboard - 2011/2012? Is it overkill? I figure why not since I have the credit, might as well benefit from all the tech?
Too many choices and I know nothing of the brands quality of tech etc. Any help would be appreciated.