So I haven't been in the snowboard buying scene in a while. I'm currently riding a Forum Warrior that is stiff as hell but amazing when I make it out west into the powder of Colorado (I currently live in MI). I'd consider myself an intermediate to advanced rider and am looking for a new board for the groomers in Michigan that could also work out west and I could do some natural terrain jumps and maybe some big air kickers (no halfpipe for me). I also plan on using this board for snowkiting with my kitesurfing kite on one of the lakes that freezes over that's located near me. Seems like a lot of things have changed since I bought my current board probably 8 or 9 years ago. Any good recommendations for my needs or things I should check out? Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Edit: Forgot to add I'm 5'8'' and about 160 pounds. Thanks!
Thanks for the help! I was wondering what the forum warrior was. I'm still rusty on the whole camber and rocker and all that stuff, even after reading up on it. Think I need to just go take different ones out for a ride.
The warrior is an amazing board. It's the 2005 model. Really stiff, love it for freeriding, but I'm looking for one that's a little more flexibile. Thanks again for the help everyone!
Alright, so go with one for some rocker then. Still having a hard time deciding, there's just so much out there. Any other recommendations? Hoping to get a whole complete setup for 500-750 dollars total (boots, bindings and board). Is this a reasonable expectation or should I save up a little bit more? Thanks again!