Just wondering what board would be best for me... First off, let me say I've been snowboarding for 12 years now and see myself as an advanced/expert rider according to these charts
. I really like to ride hard, I like to do jumps from time to time, but tbh.. I'm already feeling a bit old for this
. I'm 185cm (6'07) tall, weigh about 75kg (165lbs) and have a size 46/47 (12).
First question, I now have a really old burton clash 158 with Drake MLB bindings, I liked it a lot but on higher speeds it becomes a bit dangerous
and it has become way too loose. Will a Custom X be too extreme for a change, or should I go for the more forgiving Flying V?
Second question, my current board is not a wide board.. Is this really recommended? I do feel my feet hitting the snow sometimes, but so far it hasn't really bothered me. The problem is that here in Belgium it's not that easy to find wide boards from Burton, the only one I was able to find is the Custom X 164W. I think this will be too big, I may be wrong off course..
Third question, which bindings? The ones I have now seem to loose for my style.. I was thinking about Burton Mission...
Thanks for your advice.. Please don't start a discussion about what my abilities are or not, if I do overestimate myself and get a board that is way too difficult for me, that's my problem then.