Looking at a new board
Hey guys! Iím looking at buying my first board (since Iím sure Iíve sunk twice as much into rentals as the cost of a board). As far as stats go, Iím 6í1, 190 lbs, and Iíve got a size 12 foot. Iím an intermediate; Iím good at maintaining control at high speeds, I can zip down blacks, I can hit drops/hills at speed, and Iím passable at riding switch, but I prefer riding normal.
Iím looking for somthing that can give me some speed without horrible vibration and handle sharp turns and quick stops like a champ. Something flexible would be nice in the event that I hit a mogul or two wrong, but most of my time is on the groomers; Iíd put my riding at about 70% on trails, 20% moguls, and 10% park. Once again, keeping stable while going as fast as possible and occasionally flying through the air is my main concern. Something that can handle a little bit of abuse and keep some semblance of control on ice would be nice too; last winterís drought in Steamboat Springs taught me some valuable lessons about ice and hidden vegetation.
Anyway, the big deal is that I just found a 2012 Ride Manic on sale at a reputable local shop, brand new, for $200. I've rented the 2011 model twice and I love it; it doesn't look like the 2012 is much different outside of the graphics. Is this a good deal on a good board?