Lib Tech TRS C2-BTX - Skill level required?
I'm heading over to Whistler for my third snowboarding holiday in March. I've finally decided to bite the bulet and buy my equipment after dishing out too much money on poor rental equipment. I bought and used a pair of Salomon Synapse boots (Size 9.5 US) last season and a week ago picked up some new Union Atlas L/XL (11/12) bindings in the sales.
I'm only going to go snowboarding for one, maybe two weeks a year on average. I will also spend most of my time on piste but will start to hit the park and off piste a bit going forwards. However, most of my time will continue to be spent on piste.
Will the Lib Tech TRS be a good board given my experience? I would like a board I can progress on but will it be too difficult for someone with only a few weeks experience? I've checked out the reviews which have all been very positive and apparently it's not as easy to catch edges which could come in handy for riding flat on those narrow green runs. Some shop assistants have told me that I'll be fine but some have said it will be a difficult ride and suggested a Skate Banana. I'm a little skeptical of the Banana given I'll spend most time on piste.
Alternatively I can pick up a K2 Raygun for £220 in the sales and potentially look to upgrade that in a few years. Most of my friends are more experienced than me so I'll need something that will enable me to keep pushing my ability and keep up with them on the slopes!
Any input is much appreciated!