New board - Japan
Hey guys, first time post.
So a little backstory. I live in Aus, decided to a season in Canada with my mate. It was spectacular. We worked on a little mountain called Hemlock Valley, in short is was the best time of my life.
I rode a Elan R.A.M. 158, with K2 Indy Bindings and K2 T2 Boots. They went quite well. However, I'm heading over to Japan to snowboard at Hakuba and Niseko for 3 weeks this January.
I'm looking for a new board. While I liked my board, I definitely feel like I progressed out of it (my mate and I are super competitive, black runs were a standard by the end of the trip). Hit a bit of park, not really spinning but most grabs.
At the moment I'm looking at the K2 Slayblade or the Ride Machette. I also want to get a larger board as I feel the 158 was a bit small (5,11 185lbs)
Do you guys have any advice. Am I looking at the right type of board?
Thanks in advance.