Hey guyz !
It’s a pain in the ass buying the first snowboard gear in a country where there’s almost no snowboard shop to test a snow boot or to flex a board.
I’ll tell you more about me at first so you can understand me better.
1.I mainly do design and graphics for a living so i can’t really ride one of those random ugly ass boards on the market.
2.I am 5’11” 145 pounds shoes size EU 42.5 - 43/ 9 - 10 US (depends on the brand) but i am quite athletic and in a good shape, not exactly skinny as f**k.Maybe a little.
3.I like riding fast and feeling stable at high speeds.I mainly ride our so called groomers, crud and pow if available.
I’m a begginer - intermediate but i push myself hard and even tho i cannot consider myself yet an aggresive rider, i try ridding more aggresive and faster everytime i find myself on snow.
I got my eyes on the lib tech T. Rice 2012 pro model.I can’t find any other board to have such an appealing overall design and to be capable of amazing things at the same time.
I want it for the hybrid camber wich i think will handle great everything i’ll try on it, for the magnetraction wich is a gift from above on the slopes i can ride in my country, and the amazing job Mike Perillo did on the top sheet.
The things i need to know are:
Should i go for the Horsepower version?
I really like more the graphics on the Pro Model,and as i stated, i need to love the graphics first. The sparkling top sheet is a bit too much for me.But if the Pro model is too heavy even with some Union Force SL, i’ll go for the HP. Poplar wood core on the pro model should be light enough, as many snowboard manufacturers state.But then it’s the base wich i heared is faster on the HP, and it also provides a “damper” feel. I read too many reviews and shit gets complicated for me right now.
Should i go for the 157? Cause i feel i want a man's board.
I think i want the 157 because i’ve been on 153 boards and felt unstable for my riding style.For mainly riding fast, jumps and almost no real park activity should i go with 157 ? I am not really into small size boards but i don’t want this 157 to be a monster. I know it’s 90 % about the weight but i’m quite tall for my weight and my riding style kinda tells me go up size not to downsize.
157 Mid wide (25.8) response for a boot size 9- 9.5 ?
How fast is the edge to edge on the 157’s 25.8 width on a goofy stance +15 - 9?
How agile will i be on this board with the proper effort ?
How fast does a mid wide turns ?Is it more about the sidecut radius ?The C2MTX technologies with rocker between the bindings and camber under the foot makes me think this board is easily to turn and less probably to catch and edge when getting dynamic and quick turning.
I want to develop a fast and agressive riding style, but i want it quite stable and proper for landings.(after i learn to jump decent)
I want it so bad, but if it doesn’t suits me,i’ll think twice. I like to think i finaly found one of the best boards for me and stop reading everyday about snowboards and just get out and shred.
Please take some time to answer everything i asked, you are my only chances to get a good deal on the 2012 boards
Thank you !
PS: Remember, i am not looking for alternatives, i am very tired of my last two weeks constantly researching.I want this board so much and i will not buy it only if the mid wide waist is a big disadvantage for my foot size.And i will only get the horsepower if it worths giving up that awsome top sheet the pro model has.
Thank you very much !