I talked to some guy at a store yesterday and he said that I wanted a little bit of my heels and toe hanging off the board by a couple of inches. Last year, I was riding a regular board and I think it was made for the park, Omatic Boron, and I would be riding down the mountain and my heel or toe would just hit some kind of snow patch and I would lose balance or just fall, I was going at a pretty quick speed I think. I wanted to go with a wide board because I didn't want any toe or heel drag.
Edit- Snowolf, now that you mention that a wide board is not needed for my size boots, it opens up a vast amount of board available for my choosing. I was researching for months about wide boards and decided that the Rome Flag was the best for me. Now that wide boards are not a criteria, I don't know where to start.
I'm "Intermediate" and I love riding anywhere, everywhere, where snow is present. At the moment I'm still working on carving successfully without falling consecutively. I ride in Washington, at Snoqualmie and Crystal Mountain. I won't be doing much, if any park but would love to try it with the board that I will be purchasing. I love powdered runs, back country boarding, just riding down the mountain. I'm willing to spend up to $600. What's right for me?
Edit Edit-- Just off the top I have a ridiculous choice of boards. Off the top: GNU CAB MTX, Burton Bullet, Burton Custom, Rome Anthem, Atomic Hatchet, Nitro Magnum and so on...
Last edited by DragonXero13; 10-27-2008 at 04:16 PM.