Need help buying a board
Hi. I'm tentatively looking to buy my first snowboard soon, seeing as everything seems to be on sale for half off.
I started on a rental and a few days later aquired a friend's 2005 Endeavor Diamond, however that's no longer available to me. I do have access to another friend's older Burton Feather (havn't tried that one yet, will take it up to Whistler in May), so I am not in a huge rush to buy a board, but the sale prices are sortof making me want to! Hah. So, I've had a bunch of lessons (8) and probably been out about 15 times this year. In my lessons I was deemed an "intermediate," however I still feel I lack confidence on the slopes.
Weight: 105 lbs
Boot: 7.5 womens
I'm not very interested in park at the moment but I'd like to start learning butters and stuff like that next season. I want a board that's going to be fun for a few years to come. Recently, I purchased Ride DVA bindings.. not sure if that matters for info or not?
So, I've spent my entire day researching boards and this is all very daunting... but here's what's caught my eye so far:
1. Bataleon - Feelbetter ... I'm having a hard time finding info on
this one in particular
2. Rome - Vinyl
3. K2 Lunatique
4. Never Summer Infinity R Snowboard
If I've picked out completely different boards.. my bad :P
Can anyone provide some insight on these boards or better/other suggestions? I'm looking around the $400 mark. (Going to try to find a board thats worth 400 but on sale for 250 or less, but I'd spend 400 anyway if I found something perfect... I'd just have to wait until
next season if that was the case)
Last edited by kraemouse; 04-22-2012 at 09:00 PM.