Board for Hagrid: PT. 2
Alright guys, so it looks like this winter I'll be seeing Ice. And lots of it. Going to Europe for a couple weeks, so it doesn't look to be the oh-so-wonderful powder my Venture eats up.
Given that absolute debacle that my last thread turned into, I'd first off like to apologize to anyone who had their feelings hurt/felt like I disrespected them and/or their advice or anything of that ilk. I apologize.
This time I come in with very few preconceptions. All of my previous research was on humongous powder boards. Now I'm looking for something different.
I really liked the stiffness of the Venture. The big soft nose was very good in powder, but the overall stiffness of the board underfoot was very enjoyable to me. It matched very well to my riding style. I'm looking for a board that will hold an edge well on ice, not so much powder float as I have the Venture for that.
Not really looking to do much in the park at all. Maybe as I progress and get over my fear of head injuries some jumps, but I'm not into jibbing at all. Looking to do a good amount of carving and just in general going quick and having fun.
Just out of what I remember reading and a little bit of research now, these are some boards I'm thinking about:
Rossi Experience (168?)
NS Cobra X
NS Heritage X
I'm about 6' 230# depending on the day. Boot size is a 12.5/13
Bindings I'm looking at using are my old 2012 Raiden Machines. I could pick up a new pair of bindings, but I don't really see a reason to as I don't plan on taking my Venture to Europe with me.
I need a new pair of boots, looking to go Salomon Malamute for that.
I'd really really really appreciate any help you guys can give me on a solid all-mountain board for ice.