Zeppelin Better than royale for carving?
b4 the new season starts, i needed to get some things straight.
i am 5'10" @ 142lbs. last season i rode a 154 burton royale on missions and moto boots. To be honest the ride was less than acceptable. i though by going with a mid wide board, it would help me higher speed stability... it DID, KINDA. problem was that the board was just wayyyy to hard to turn. I don't know if it was the waist width or the type of cut on the board, but to turn at all, i had to torque the board, giving me these big skid turns that really gave me no direction at all. Before i bought the board, at rei, the salesman was telling me how this one board, the zepplin, should be the next board i get, just because i like to carve and hold edges with lots of power out of turns. Also, an agile board with a moderately stiff(er) flex would be good (as he said).
but looking at the zepplin's specs, and reviews, it comes off to me as a PARK/FS board, rather than a FR board, which i like. Reviewers have said that it is more like a very agile freeride board. also, i love pow, who doesn't, but most people said that it wasn't a very good powder board??? is that true?.. if anyone has any experience, could you please throw in? I'm looking at the newest model @ 158 or 161. Is this even the right board for me?
if not, what is a board that is suitable for me
long sweeing turns
holding that sick edge
lower speed prowess/agility