I will be looking for a second board for next season.
Some background on me:
60 years old. 165 pounds. Size 8.5 to 9 boot.
First year snowboarding, been out 6 times this season so far.
Will shoot for 12 sessions next year.
Style is freeride. I'm looking for a board that will support
advancing in powder, steeps, bumps and trees.
I favor versatility at lower speeds over higher speed capability.
Gnu Billy Goat 156 is at the top of my list.
Topics for discussion:
* Wisdom of used versus new.
* Boards to consider.
On the goat you got to be pretty aggressive on it...its a fun ride and shall we say "forgiving" if you are aggressive and charge...but not necessairly relaxing...it wants to take off and go...I'm 180, small feet and have a 159 split...got about 12-15 days on it...got it under control...but it wants to take off.
If you want versatility at lower speeds and advancing in powder steeps bumps and trees....go with a rider's choice in 154.5...its more controllable without having to be aggressive and is still agile/nimble and fast enough. Actually I'm going to try to pick up one used for more relaxed riding...btw I've also spent time some time on it.
edit...on second read...ur a newbie still working on blues and greens...get the rider's choice...the goat will take you for a ride
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Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 03-05-2013 at 11:12 PM.