After asking around for advice on what board I should get, I have not had any help. I'm new to the forum and really just looking for a little bit of help. Any insight would be appreciated.
Ok, so I'm a fairly advanced rider looking for an all mountain/all mountain freestyle board. I would like it to be playful and forgiving yet versatile enough for the whole mountain. I would like it to be on the softer side but can handle some speed occasionally. It doesn't necessarily have to excel at anything in particular. It must have good enough edge hold to cope with east coast ice as that is primarily where I will be riding, with a few trips out west. I'm about 5'9" 135 lbs. I wear a size 10 US boot. My price range is around $400 ideally but I can go more in a push. So far I have considered:
Yes The Basic
Rossignol One Magtek
Nitro Sub Zero
Burton Process and Process Flying V
Again, any help would be great I'm just looking for an answer ASAP.
If I were in your position, I'd probably pick up a YES Basic. And I say that as an owner of a Burton Process Flying-V.
I rode the Process Flying-V as my main ride last season, and it is a solid board and I really enjoy it, but I think it's a tad soft to really be all-mountain. It does well enough in powder, but gets tossed around in chunder. Edge hold on it is meh, but it got me through plenty of ice last season. It didn't completely wash out, but I didn't feel particularly confident on ice either. It is definitely playful and surprsingly stable at speed.
Thanks for your review of the Process Flying V. That's exactly what I was looking for. The YES Basic seemed pretty attractive to me too, so that's what I think I will go with. If anyone has anything better, feel free to let me know.