Here is another guy who needs help with choosing a new board. Until now I have been riding this one: (rossignol imperial series 155 - Rossignol Imperial 155 cm Snowboard | Overstock.com
). I am riding for 7 years now and with this board is difficult to handle stuff I like so I decided to switch to sth. better. I am looking for some good rocker/camber hybrid and I of course have a few expectations (if it matters i have Burton Cartel size L bindings and Flow Rift 10,5 size - my feet are actually 9 - 9.5 but Flows are smaller):
1, float in powder. I want sth that will float in pow, cause i am riding freeride a lot.
2, fast and accurate turns. We are also riding a lot in forest terrain and I need sth. that allows me easilly and with accuracy maneuvre between a lot of trees (frequently in deep snow)
3, carving. I want sth that can hold its edge in powder or at groomer (if there is no opportunity to go freeride, I love speed carving on red, black or sometimes double black diamond slopes and I want sth that will not lose its edge every second turn)
4, swich riding. I want sth. that is comfortable to ride switch, cause I love to throw 180 and so on, on natural features in free terrain(and on groomers too)
And also there are some thing that I can survive without, but will be welcomed… and that are pop (can be usefull in free to ollie over sth. I cant circumvent) and easy air spin (we dont have a park in our region, but if its somewhere possible I like to dial some rotations on kickers)
Btw. I am 185cm an 67-70kg…
I am wondering about FLow Solitude 2013 (Snowboard Products | Snowboards, Snowboarding Boots, Bindings, Bags, Accessories & Equipment
) or maybe flow maverick but it seems to me too much focused on pow...
I am sorry about my English
Thanks for advices