Some ski companies make really good snowboards.
Oh, I'm well aware that K2, Rossignol and Salomon make some of the best boards out there - otherwise they wouldn't grab awards all the time. I was more thinking negative market impact, and the fact that I absolutely hate skiing...BUT LET'S NOT GO THERE!
But to hell with idealism. A Good Wood Award is a Good Wood award, and the price is excellent. So I believe Raygun is the choice. Back to my original question then: 161, 160W, or 164W?
(And in a few years when I haul ass and make big money I'm going to pour all of my idealism and money, into a real sexy and overall wikkid board from hell.)
Over to the side topics...
I don't know what the mountains in Sweden are like, but my impression of them is steeps, chutes, a lot of trails, and not as much park. [---] I also don't know if your mountain is often icy.
There's unfortunately no such thing as "my Mountain", because I live in the wrong end of the country with regards to snowboarding (but great for summer). 70 km from where I live there's a slushy, somewhat icy, chopped up piste where the longest descent is a 1200 m long green run. And then I have 700 km to the closest of the Scandinavian mountains and 1000 km to the Alps. (Which also means I have no demo possibilities whatsoever...)
If it is, the One Magtek would be better since the magnetraction helps a ton on ice. The Raygun doesn't have any tech regarding increased edge hold.
But from what I've understood Magne-Traction kind of forces you to follow through in your turns (not that I actually know what I'm talking about here) and I just want a normall-ass, but good, and versatile, snowboard that I can try just about anything (that won't kill or cripple me) on. And the flat base of the Raygun seems to be a good compromise between "normal" (camber) and "forgiving" (rocker).
I also think it's harder to outgrow the One Magtek because you can use it pretty much anywhere
I'm supposed to outgrow it (be it Raygun or One), because the graphics are boring. I'm actually a real bitch when it comes to aesthetics and in the end I want a board that's really good AND downright gorgeous. The ultimate choice (from an aesthetic point of view) would have been the BSOD 2013...but it would have killed me in an instant. ^^ (And it's a shame, but all the Lib-Tech graphics make me want to claw my eyes out and the 2014 line is even worse.)
So if you have the money, maybe you could get both boards?
Hey, if I had the money I'd buy myself a BSOD, an Impossible A.S.S Pickle, a Charlie Slasher, and a Venture Euphoria splitboard.
But unfortunately I don't...