Hey guys, I know theresbeen a bunch of these threads but I could really use some help.
So my background in snowboarding is this; last year was my first season riding since I rode in middle school (sophomore in college now) and I picked up right where I left off. I'm on the east coast and ride mainly mt. snow and spend a good amount of time in the park (70/30). Last year I rode a stepchild latchkey ripper which was ok, I liked how playful and forgiving it was and it handled itself great on rails but I was looking for something a little more suited for all mountain. I am 5'8" 170 size 10 burton freestyle boot. I'm looking to drop between 4-500 on a new stick and bindings and want something oriented towards park, but still handle itself on icy days and when I take it on the rest of the mountain with limited chatter (this was my complaint of the stepchild).
I had my eye on the Verve flow and read some good things about it. Also my buddy works for a ski shop and gets 50-60% of forum hard goods so I'm really leaning towards that. any suggestions would be really appreciated!
(on a side note, I got out for the first time this season sunday at mt. snow.....had a blastt but man am I sore!)