Once an intermediate rider. Moved away from the mountains but hope to make it out for a few outings per season. Would like to upgrade from the antique sticks I have been riding.
5'9" 165lbs. Really like the 157 size.
I do more freeriding than park tricks, especially now that I don't get out as much as I used too. I felt an all mountain board would be fine for going fast down blues and blacks, yet forgiving enough I can pick it up and ride after lengthy intervals between trips to the slope. (agree?)
So my question: Any good ideas for boards to look at? Something from a few years ago that I could pick up used would be nice too.
Its tough to suggest a specific older board as what you find used or on ebay is a crapshoot.
Also if you wait a few months you will be able to get deals on this years models.
I understand what you mean, but I really haven't set a budget. My hope here is to get a list of boards that meet or exceed my skill level, then when one pops up for a good deal, either used, or as you said, as an end of season deal, I will pull the trigger. I'd just like a quality board, which will hopefully last me a long time.
For now I have my old standby (and I do mean old), but would like to get rolling on getting sometime that fits me a little better.
I'm a lib fan and would throw the T.Rice in there as a great all mt. stick. More free ride oriented than the TRS and probably geared more for your size than the Skunk Ape which is like a TRS for big dudes (wider waist).
I also rode and liked the Rossi Angus Amptek and OneMagTek.