I read a great review on the Rossignol Taipan at the TheGoodRide.Com
First, I dig those guys. Second, I think this would be a great board (the 158cm Mid Wide) for a great price ($349) given my particulars:
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 177 lbs
Shoe Size: 11.5 (2012 Burton Ruler)
Angles: 15, -15 duck style
Riding Style: All Mountain for now, add some park in the near future
Ability level: Beginner (but learning at an accelerated pace I think / I've surfed and skated my whole life)
Riding now: Ride Fleetwood 254 Wide (someone gave it to me to get me going)
Riding at: Southern California (Big Bear, Mountain High, maybe Mammoth soon)
Days per year planned: 20 or more I think
Feedback? Anyone disagree? If so, can you make an alternative recommendation? Thanks in advance dudes.