Which Snowboard Help? NS/Bataleon etc
So i'm lost in the world of boards. A bit about me, Im 6ft4, 190lb, size 11 feet (29.5 Mondo). Love going fast, powder, carving and hitting jumps. Not so much in to rails but will do occasionally.
Recently rode my friends bataleon evil twin 156wide. Very fun, playful board but at higher speeds it didnt hold an edge for me too well (maybe due to length and conditions). On ice I struggled like crazy and in powder it sunk (again length?...). Borrowed a 160/162 (cant remember) off another friend K2 Cambered board which held an edge far better and felt much better in powder and ice than the bataleon. The stiffness of the bataleon felt right for me
My question to you is what advice do you have for me looking for a board? I've looked at Neversummer Legacy and HeritageX and the Bataleon Goliath which all seem nice, my trouble is I cant really test any of these boards out properly apart from at my local snowdome where i dont get to test Ice or Powder performance.
Rocker/camber and that inbetween still confuses me with regards to ice etc, some say camber wins some say a hybrid wins for edge hold...who am I to know? I've read the forum guides here and still am unsure!
I'd be after a directional twin or true twin since i ride both ways (the jokes are too easy). I dont really have a preferred stance, maybe slightly stronger regular but tend to equally practice in both stances and i want to keep it that way if its feasible.
Im pretty much open to any brand and suggestions. I like the idea of Burtons channel system for complete stance customisation and ease of adjustability since i tend to fiddle quite a lot.
Would 162 be about the right length board for me? I'm after a do-it-all board.
Thanks for any suggestions guys
Last edited by smokebelch109; 02-02-2013 at 05:13 AM.