Recommend a board for intermediate to advanced SoCal park/mountain riding?
Hey guys! New here, but Ive been a long time lurker. Id say I've progressed well beyond my old morrow board. Its way too narrow and squirrels out from under me all the time (despite being a 158). I tried a midwide 154 rossignol and fell in love with the added stability a wide board gives. With this in mind, Id like recommendations for a board matching the following criteria:
-I am 5'11, 175 lbs and wearing an 11.5 boot
-Suitable for significant amounts of park riding. I live in southern california and the two closest resorts (Mt High and Big Bear) only really offer park riding as a significant attraction. Im not skiing back country powder as I dont have the money for those resorts and the stuff just bunches up under you and makes you go slow anyway
-Is still stiff/responsive/poppy enough for mountain riding, taking landings, and holding an edge over ice (in SoCal, the warm midday sun means extra ice come 4-5pm and later on)
-Wide board. It doesnt have to be a total barge, but Im not looking for a toothpick corner carver.
-Magnetraction would be cool, as I regularly encounter ice, but I assume it will only be found on more expensive mountain boards?
-I dont really care about graphics, Ill take whichever board is the best
-Used boards are OK
-Price range: 350 and under. Preferably under 300, as I still need to buy bindings
-Please recommend decent bindings to go with (used or new) the board you recommend (if you know of any)
I have heard good things about ride boards (that they are well priced for intermediate riders) but they have a million different variants and its unclear which ones are suitable for what. I dont know a thing about the Forum, Lib, GNU, and other manufacturers lineups.
Thanks guys! looking forward to upping my game!