First board...want an all mountain board good to advance/transition into freestyle
I am new here...just made an account a few days ago and have been browsing to try and do some research. I am getting overwhelmed by all this information and finally am here to ask you all (who have far more experience with snowboarding than me) for some advice on what set up I should go with.
I have been boarding 7 times, 5 lessons, and have been riding the burton LTRs and cruisers in 155 and 160. I am 5'11", 185lbs, wear a size 12 boot. I am able to link turns easily, stop, and have pretty decent control. Started getting into doing 180s but still eat snow about half the time. I am able to do flat spins and simple stuff. I manage black diamonds on the easy cost pretty well, but really like sticking to the blue as I am more comfortable and it's an overall more enjoyable ride.
I want a board that I can have fun on the trails with, especially on the east coast since it is easier for me to travel up the east coast than out west....although I plan on going out west once every year or two. I only get to ride about 1-2 weeks a year, so I do not want to go over board on price, but at the same time, I want something that I won't regret buying as I become more "in tune" with my board and will last me 5+ years. So I want an all mountain board, able to have fun with carving, and perhaps transition into the park a little, or at least start doing more jumps, etc on the trails.
So far, I have my eyes locked on the Never Summer Legacy 159, Lib Tech Dark Series 158w, Lib Tech TRS and Burton Custom Flying V. These are all based on speaking with people in the shops and looking on these forums.
Also, any recommendations on bindings would be great also. Thanks everyone.