New snowboard after 9 years!?
I am a long time rider but have riden the same Burton Canyon for almost 9 years! I think it is time for a new board! Currently I have the Canyon 168 and Mission bindings also from about 1998. I had a serious injury last year snowboarding, causing me to have me one should reconstructed. I have pretty much laid off the jumps and tricks and have been concentrating on big mountain riding, trees, groomers, powder, etc. I love the Canyon but it is time for new blood. I am about 6'3", 205 lbs with size 12 boots. Mostly riding East Coast but get out west when possible.
I have been checking out all the new Burtons and I see they brought back the SuperModels, the Customs look good as do others. However, it was mentioned I check out Rome snowboards(guys who designed some of the top Burston boards) and Lib Tech for their new Magne-Traction boards. I have been doing some research and they sound interesting. I see they have a new wide series Magne that goes up to 190!
Hey, I am for anything that gives me mores stability in riding. Does anyone have a suggestion on size. Stick to 168 or maybe go to a 172? If I stuck with Burton, is it worth it to go top dog or stick with the middle of the road boards. For example, you can get the Custom or Cusotm X, etc.