Not another "What board?" thread... NS, Lib, Bataleon?
I'm thinking of getting a new board ASAP, but I'm having some trouble deciding.
I'm 27, 5'7", and weigh around 160. I've done one full season (~20 days) of riding. I guess I'm an intermediate rider... I can do black runs (or at least, what passes for "black" here... probably more like easy/medium blues in the US) switch, and I'm ok with trees if it's not too steep. 180s and easy grabs off kickers are no problem, but no 360 yet. Occasional rails and boxes, but I'm more into freeriding and jumping.
I have an old Burton Dominant 154 now. It's a lot of fun, but I want to get something that's better for freeriding, high speeds, and deep powder. Unfortunately, I won't be able to demo anything before I buy. I'd like to keep it around $500 USD or less, and I'd like something with reverse camber/BTX/rocker/whatever the cool kids are calling it these days. I'm thinking of getting...
Never Summer Legacy-R: Been drooling over this one for months. Looks great, and NS isn't available in Japan so it'd be unique. My shoe size is 9.5 though... would it be stupid to get a mid-wide board? Should I be looking at a different NS board?
Lib-Tech T.Rice BTX (pointy): Also sounds good, but is this the right Lib Tech board for what I'm looking for?
Bataleon Evil Twin(?) TBT sounds interesting, but I read on their site that it's like having a 3 degree edge. I already have a board with 3 degree edges...
What do you guys think? Any other boards I should consider? Thanks in advance, sorry for the long post.