Another Board Question Thread
So I'm a long time lurker, first time poster after finally signing up yesterday and just getting activated. I currently live in Toronto and have been boarding in and around the area here for the past 10 or so years. I'd say I'm pretty advanced for the area and actually just got a job out in Whistler for the season and figure I might as well get a new board since I've been running with what I have for the past few years.
So, my "current" board is a 2006ish Sims Chaos series board. Old, I know, but I've loved the thing for years but I'd like to possibly start building a quiver of sorts. So I know the conditions out in Whistler are completely different than here in eastern Canada so what I was wondering is what kind of board should I be looking to get to really take advantage of the Whistler terrain? I'm more a carver and downhill kind of rider. I've never been big on the park. I'll hit some jumps here and there but could care less about rails and boxes and the sort. So I'd figure something around an all-mountain board.
I've been looking around recently and have been feeling the Burton boards based on what I've seen and read. The boards that have really caught my eye are the Custom X, Custom Flying V and the Sherlock has really piqued my interest because I love riding powder and it sounds like an amazing powder board.
What I am looking for would be some recommendations based on what I've posted above and what you guys know. Just so you know, I'm 6 feet about 180 lbs and size 10 boot. I'm pretty much set on bindings (I am buying a set of Cartels, regardless of board) and might buy new boots (my current ones felt a little tight around the toes last year), but the board is what I'm really looking for.
I'm hoping to hit the Snowboard show here in Toronto later today and see if I can find any good deals, but some board recommendations beforehand would be greatly appreciated.