Boot size : 11
Location of riding: Canadian Rockies
Alright guys, whats up. New member here and I signed up because I am looking for your expertise. Ive been riding for about a bit over 10 years now and I have always pushed myself to find the hardest terrain I can handle. Growing up in Ottawa, Canada that meant going to Tremblant but even then I quickly got good enough that none of the runs at Tremblant were challenging. So then I started flying west to the rockies and, well, I found terrain I couldnt handle
Overall I dont spend much time in the park... I wrecked my spleen at age 19 while snowboarding and it was very serious, spent 2weeks on morphine in the hospital, missed my 13th grade high school exams, etc. So although it was a freak accident where I caught a edge after landing a v small jump, it made me realize that the risks of injury were not worth the satisfaction of grinding a rail etc. I do like to take jumps but limit myself to just straight air / easy grabs. No spins for me tyvm.
What I really really love is riding steep powder (bowls) but that only happens a couple times a year (10day yearly snowboarding trip out west where i pray to hit some powder days). Rest of the times I spend my days riding glades and when I have no choice but to ride on a groomer im using bombing that shit.
So now that you know my snowboarding background here is why I signed up for this forum.
Im looking spend a lot of money on my next snowboard. My current one is pretty bad, too long for me but I got it new and for a great price. I banged it up good for the past 5years and now im looking to invest in a good, custom-made snowboard. My buddy is starting a small snowboarding company (gonna be selling boards, apparel) and this is going to be his first order.
First thing I need to do is figure out what kind of board would be optimal for me. This is where you guys come in. I have NO CLUE on the types of boards that exist, what is better for park or big mountain, etc etc. Once I know what kind of board I need (and the exact measurements of the board) I will be offering a 100$ prize to whoever submits the sickest design/art for my board. I will give a theme (poker) and some guidelines (coming soon) and hopefully I get some people to submit entries. Whoever's entry I chose wins 100$. But before I can approach artists I need to konw the exact measurements of my board (their canvas) that they have to work with.
I think that covers it, if you guys need extra details or information dont hesitate to ask.
OH, and hes a trip report of this years out-west snowboarding trip :