so i just moved to utah from the east coast for the great snow and im getting so stoked for the winter to hit. the only thing is i feel a litte lost in the dark with sizing. back home i was pretty much just riding ice and being a park rat so i stuck with a good old fashioned camber deck, but i definitely want to get into the big mountain freestyle type of riding.
i hear that the snow at the resorts here (snowbird, park city, brighton etc) is generally a light snow. i know for pow you want to size up but i dont want to go so far up as to lose the freestyle, playful aspect of riding.
currently i have a rome reverb (camber) 149 and it rips in the park. i decided after checking out a ton of boards that im going to stick with rome and step up to the agent rocker as my all mountain freestyle/backcountry deck. im about 135 lbs and will usually stay around 130-140 lbs. im 5'6" with a size 9 boot. the binder im going with this year is going to be the burton malavita.
now this board is mainly going to be for all mountain freestyle/backcountry riding. i cant decide between the 151 and 153. i know it may not make much difference at all but like i said i want a good balance and cutting through pow, making quick turns in backcountry lines, and sending it off some natural features and to the park for some bigger kickers. between the light powder in utah and the hybrid camber shaping of the board will a 151 be enough board without relying on being so backseat all the time or do you think it would be wiser to go to the 153?
on a similar matter can anyone describe to me there biases towards the alternate cambers theyre riding and how they are in powder and general riding. im talking specifically about two hybrid cambers: 1. camber in the middle and rockered by the tip and tail (camrock) and rocker between the bindings, camber underfoot, and rocker at the ends (springloaded, mtnpop).
any help would be much appreciated.