Beginner/intermediate women's board
Beginner/intermediate (this is my first season riding regularly, I can link turns down most blue runs at all of my local resorts)
Riding mostly at resorts in Northern/Central Idaho. I've got a season pass for Brundage, but will also be going to Whistler and a few Utah resorts
I ride groomers and powder, no interest in park.
I picked up my first set of gear back in November. Ride Rapture 151cm, Salomon Grace bindings, Vans Encore boots. Pretty happy with the boots and bindings. They have a few things that slightly annoy me, but in general the fit is good and they work well for me. I'm having issues with the board though. I've been out about 10 or 11 times this season and I've improved quite a bit in that time but I feel like I'm hitting a wall with this board. As I've started trying to go faster I don't feel confident with the way the board responds when I try to initiate turns. In powder it's fine, and I have a lot of fun, but on anything hard or choppy it doesn't grip well and I don't feel in control. I've traded boards with friends a few times now and have found their boards (all cambered) a lot more grippy and responsive through turns. I've tweaked my stance and tried to like the Rapture board but I don't think it's working for me. The rocker profile was nice when I started the season and was paranoid about catching edges, but now I think I've outgrown it and I'm looking to get something that's a better fit.
I'm definitely a relatively timid rider and I've got a very lean body type and not a lot of muscle, so I'm not likely to be an aggressive rider any time soon. I've read a lot of recommendation threads here and think what I'm looking for is something that is less rockered, smaller, and narrower than my current board.
I'm not super concerned about the cost. I'm pretty certain I am going to stick with boarding for the foreseeable future and want to get something that will last me.
Right now I'm thinking about the Never Summer Pandora, which I've seen recommended here as a good beginner-intermediate all around board for smaller and lighter riders. Would I be better off with a 143 or 146? What other boards should I be considering?