Playful Freestyle/Park board help
Hello, I need your help.
In about a month I'm looking into buying a new snowboard set, boots/bindings/board.
My old $200 board just passed 10 years, and I thought it would be good to get a new one after using tons of money on rentals the last year.
Height: ~173cm / 5'6feet
Weight: ~82kg / 180lbs
Boot size: ~43 EU, 9 - 9˝ US
Riding style: DO NOT LIKE very high speeds, 55+Mph / 90+Km/h. 95% park, 5% rest, 0% powder
Age: Going down in weight, 23yo
Budget: MAX: 900€ 1200$ (for boots/board/bindings)
Location of riding: South-East Norway / Park
I'm very used to short boards for my height, I think. Since I have continued to use my 10 years old board for such a long time.
My guess is that it is in the 140-145 range. Out of fear of losing control when I have been renting boards I have asked for a shorter board, 145-150 range.
But I don't know if this is bad, maybe aim to learn to use a little longer board now?
I have really no experience when it comes to snowboard brands or types of techs/flex etc. Have tried to do some googling, but I'm really lost, have looked at the Never Summer Proto but it's kinda expensive for my taste.
I would like my new board to be good at jibs/butters/medium kickers.
Would like to get into rail 50-50, and trying to learn 360 on medium size kickers and do some crazy (beginner) buttering.
Have only tried out Rocker once, but had no chance of trying it out in any depth, so I don't know if I should go for rocker/camber or hybrid.
But something is telling to go for hybrid or rocker.
While it might be hard to pick out a exact board for me, I would really be happy for any advice at all on which time of board I should go for, flex/tech/twin/directional/rocker/camber/hybrid etc.
Thank you very much for reading.