well, as very often - long time reader but first time poster... I was trying to look for a similar information in the forum, but did not succeed
(I am sorry if it still is there somewhere)
So first shortly some data: 75 kg (165 lbs), 184cm (6.03ft), foot size EU44-45, but Salomon Dialogue boots are in size US12. Riding for 2.5 seasons only (perhaps close to 30-35 days in total), I call myself confident beginner - can do European red slopes, just started trying some very light off piste in between of slopes, and just started some small jumps form 1 -2 ft kickers. Not really planning any park riding (as perhaps a bit too old - getting close to 40), primarily will stay on groomers, maybe some time later on (next season) will try some light freeride, but nothing too fancy/advanced.
So my dilemma: last year and this year I was renting Nitro Team Gullwing W162. I did not really have an opportunity to compare to other boards, but the board seem to be very well rated, at least in Europe. However two things seem a bit strange to me: difficult to keep a flat speed and turns maybe not that easy (but that could be also because of my inexperience). And this year I have chance to buy out the same board I am riding for quite good price (together with Burton Missions), but I am not really sure I want it. So was checking around for alternatives and found two potential "candidates": Never Summer Legacy or Heritage X. So here is the question: how those compare to Nitro Team Gullwing? Shall I better keep the board I have (Nitro), which shall be sufficient enough, or look for NS? If NS - which one would be better for my type of riding or planning? And advice would be very much appreciated, as I do not really have a chance to try NS boards - the only closest shop which claim to be NS representative, have nothing in stock. Thank you very much in advance!
PS. In case of NS, I was actually thinking about 158 size. Considering those are wide boards, guess shall be OK. Or...?