|02-29-2012, 10:41 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Looking for board similar to Burton Elite 2007
I'm in my first season of snowboarding (or anything in the snow for that matter) and have been borrowing and renting boards. My "bital statistics" are:
Height: 171cm (5'8")
Weight: 72kg (158 lbs)
Boot size: 40-42 EU (8-9 US)
Riding style: Freeride...I been through powder and off-track, but have mostly been getting up speed on groomed or ungroomed slopes. No way I could face the park...yet.
So...A couple of weeks ago I hired a Burton Elite 2007 (155cm) and it was awesome. Until then I had been borrowing cheap "no-brand" boards that I realised were either extremely clumsy and heavy, or too light and flimsy. This board felt great. Most notably it turned smoothly and easily and maintained stability at speed and was generally pretty responsive.
So I am looking to buy a new board and am looking for something that has similar characteristics to the Elite. Among Burton's stock, the Process Flying V seems to have relatively similar specs to the Elite and is described as an All Mountain board, which is what I am looking for.
The place I hired the Elite from is selling them for 180€ (about USD $240), which seems like a rip-off for a 5 year old rental deck. Apart from the overinflated price tag, is this too old to consider buying a secondhand board?
Anyone have experience with both of these boards, or any other that compares to the Elite?
Advice and suggestions would be much appreciated!