heres the story, last trip was to Big Bear last march, some time between then and now my Ride Fleetwood 161 dissapeared (i live in military barracks, this stuff happens) along with the Ride bindings that were attached to it. had used it for a total of 3 trips and am pretty bummed about it.
So now i am looking at getting a new setup, just need board and bindings as my boots (Ride Anthem size 12) were in my car.
I am not ashamed to say that i am a beginner but i progressed quickly last season, which was my first, starting off on greens and after a few days was on harder blues.
my body type, 6'2", 140 (yes i know) and im pretty damn lanky, i prefer Freeride as my local parks are tailored mostly towards it.
thanks for the advice, will probably go with the illusion, only question i have left is size. i have heard that you want the board to be up to your chin, but this was from people at sports chalet in SoCal who have probably never even seen snow. my old 161 felt good but it was also my first and only board, so i really have nothing to compare it to. i had a bit of trouble throwing it sideways to get toe or heelside.