Alright guys, screw it. Just bought my season pass and figure, why not, gonna go out tomorrow and buy a new board to last me.
Keep in mind, I live in Japan, so the selection here is a bit different from elsewhere, but mostly the same.
I've done a lot of research the past few days on this, and based on my body specifications (6'0, 180 pounds, 29cm boot) and what I want to do (beginner to intermediate board, freeride), I'm leaning toward the.....
Seems like a solid all-around board, mostly flat, beginner to intermediate, good for Japan's powder conditions, and I wont outskill it quickly. You guys agree?
My main concern is sizing. Since I wear a 29cm boot (which is about 11.4 inches), I'm assuming I need at MINIMUM a board with a waist length of about 255. The sizes I'm considering are the 161 (253 waist), 157 Wide (262 waist), or 160 Wide (265 waist).
Phew......sorry to ask for the 10th time in this thread buuuuuut......
what do you gents think?