Need help with finding a board for me
I'm new to these forums so if I didn't post in the right section I'm really sorry!
I'm kinda lost as to which board to choose for my level and style. I'm 1m80 which is I believe 6ft tall and around 150lbs. My boot's size should be either 9.5 or 10 US (men size)(I'm a woman). I have 4 seasons behind me, but I haven't been on the slopes for 3years now. I have mainly ridden 2 boards in my life:
- My first board was an Oxygen (155, beginner type board but I absolutely can't remember the name of the model right off) and I had step-in type bindings. Very hard to learn what I wanted to learn with this setup, because the board was very unstable (shaking a lot when speeding) and heavy as hell.
- My second board was an APO Amanite 2006 (155 as well) with M9 Flow bindings. Let me tell you, what a change!! The board was very stable and much lighter! I had a lot more confidence when riding with it. This is with this board that I placed my first 180. It was just the perfect setup for my level and style. For what I gathered it's an Advanced Freestyle oriented board but very versatile. Unfortunately I could only ride this board for 3 or 4 times, and I won't be able to have it shipped to me in the U.S. because UPS told me that would be the price of a new snowboard package. Ain't it crazy??
So basically what I need is a stable board when going fast to take jumps, but you won't see me in the park because I haven't learnt enough yet, however I will take a jump wherever I see them on the slopes. (would love to go to the park in the future though) So adapted to my level and style but still need to be of a reasonable price. (Sorry to write so much! But I don't know the technical terms in english and the terms vary so much from a language to another!! So I thought the best would be to be as precise as possible)
I was advised a couple of boards:
- Burton Custom
- Burton Deuce (I really love the looks of this one)
- Gnu CHB MTX
Will any these boards be good for my style and level? Which would be best? I intend to buy another set of M9 bindings, will this be a problem when putting them on these boards?
Any suggestions or advices are more than welcome! Thanks in advance!!
Last edited by Borealys; 10-23-2008 at 10:46 AM.
Reason: Adding info