Question re: Never Summer Legacy
Alright guys...new here. I have a question that I hope you all can help me with.
I just started snowboarding recently, and I love the hell out of it. This, combined with the fact that recent family events have left me in a position to hit the mountain WAY more than I used to for years to come, has lead me to want to buy a board.
I've snowboarded a total of 6 full days. First day was brutal. Second day was better, but still rough. 3rd day and beyond, I've taken to it, and am flying down the mountain with no issues...only falling when i try to do something stupid.
So far, I've only ridden rental boards, all of which have been regular camber. Based on a little research, some word of mouth, and other things, I've found myself drawn towards a Never Summer Legacy as my first board. Main reason is I want to buy a board that I can use for years to come, and will hold up. I don't have enough access to the mountain to be buying a board to "learn on", b/c I'll be "learning" for years, given I may only have a week or two per year on the mountain.
The guy at the local board shop says that the NS boards are "too stiff" and that I should get a cheaper Soloman or Burton to "learn on", and insisted that I need a pure rocker board, which (based on what I've learned through research) is more for doing tricks, etc. I'm more interested in flying down the mountain, carving, and some small jumps, if any. I'm almost 30...not interested in spending all day on a halfpipe or jumping at a park. I prefer the NS Legacy b/c it appears to me that it's a good mix of an all-mountain board & a park board.
So...my question: Is the NS Legacy too much board for me? If I buy it, will I be happy with it? Should I just go with a cheaper, pure reverse camber board?
Any feedback you guys & gals can give on NS boards for "beginners" (I would consider myself more of an intermediate, TBH) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch!