Ok, so I'm TOTALLY OVERWHELMED by the sheer number of beautiful boards out there!
I'm 5'8", 140, a beginning/intermediate, been boarding for near 3 years & am looking to upgrade/supplement my Burton Cruzer 155 & K2 A-Team bindings (Medium). Probably gonna keep my Salomon Dialogue's (Size 9) for awhile. (Thoughts on this setup? Thoughts on the Dialogues? Got 'em cause they were super-light & comfy. Oh yeah & on sale!)
I mostly do mountain runs. Probably looking for a freeride/all-mountain board. I was told I could keep my Cruzer for when I want to try to advance to the park. This true?
I'm trying real hard not to buy a board based on its graphics, but I'm VERY drawn to the Arbor boards. They also seem like a great company. I really like the Crossbow! Too stiff for me?
How about Atomic boards? The Alibi or the Radon?
I've been recommended the Burton Customs. Other suggestions?
I really love the (look of) the Arbor boards! If I were to get one, would the Crossbow be too firm/stiff for me? What size? 158? Could the Crossbow make me a better rider?
I REALLY wanna step up my skill this season!!!
Other suggestions on boards &, oh yeah, some NEW BINDINGS to go with, too?
I AM SOOO SUPER EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON TO OPEN & HOPEFULLY HAVE A NEW SETUP TO PLAY WITH! (Tryin reeaaaal hard not to pull out my card & make a rash buying decision! So help me out guys & gals!) WHOOOO!!!!
TIA for all your thoughts!!! You guys ROCK!!!