Help me find a Freeride board?
I feel like I need a PhD in boards and bindings. Can someone help? I'm on a bit of a budget.
I'd like to snag a freeride board from 2010-2012 for less than $350 or a splitboard for more. Six years ago I bought my first board, a 2005 Misfit Nitro and it was awesome. It was stiff and dampened every bump, it could lay down some nice lines, float in powder, and handle crude or moguls fine. Ice was a horrible challege... maybe a shorter board would've been better on that?
At 140lbs, I rode a 156 and it was great. I’ve only riden one other board (for a few runs). It was a flexible cambered board, and I did not like to feel the crude under my feet.
Do the new splitboards perform fine in resorts? If so it might make sense to get one in that I could use it in some different areas.
Anyhow, I don’t have a home resort (live in Boston), and spend several week trips riding somewhere I haven’t been. (Rent a car, crash in the back with a sleeping bag, ride a resort from open to close, aiming towards the double blacks and hiking areas if possible.) I enjoy getting off the trails.
My bindings and boots fell apart too. I had Solomons, and some stiff Solomon boots which were sick. All clearance gear that I just picked up years back. If you have recommendations on replacements, let me know.
Thanks for helping! Never shopped for snowboard gear, and all this technology and high prices are intimidating!
Last edited by lakeclimbr; 11-30-2012 at 12:18 PM.