Looking for board advice
Long post but hopefully paints the picture...
Intermediate- Advanced Rider
Realized I may want to buy 2 boards and just switch out depending on the day
Park/Jib board and a stiffer deck that could be a Twin All-Mountain or Freeride
For what I think would be my main deck, i would say the first
I like a Noodle and rocker/flat, don't like to catch edges, don't like the idea of the Skate Banana having these contact points for cutting edge in ice, seems like it would be jittery, heard the Burton Flying V boards have lag/engage lag/engage tendencies, also too stiff for what I'm looking for, maybe NS RC boards perfected this tech because everyone swears by them, they also make way more money than I do. Another thought comes to mind, when I started doing tech sliding on my long board, I used a Regular Vert deck with Tensor Trucks (not a RKP) and Hard 65mm wheels, total cost $90, sure my other boards are finely tuned but I still take out my Frankenstein-ish homemade hybrid and have a blast, all about the rider, not the ride...
Looking to butter easy, trying to progress hard on this, super comfortable
riding switch, like popping big ollies/nollies off natural rollers, rails and boxes
Being a surfer/longboard tech slider, I hack at anything that resembles a wave / bowl. I like laybacks and wrapping sliding carves down vertical faces.
Most of my jumps don't creep past 10 ft and are mainly tweaked grabs
Any opportunity for powder or unridden lines, my freeride freak sense kicks in, I love the trees and hitting the most difficult runs too. Avoid Green and Blue runs at all cost, spend most of the day in Park and Double Diamond runs
This is why I think I need two boards...
I'm in the East but moving to the West next year
I like the idea of a quiver killer and I have a surfboard and a long board that fall under that category, so yeah...
My main deck has come down to this...
K2 WWW 2012 (it's $169.00) if no big difference from the 2013
K2 WWW 2013
Rome Artifact 2013
Bataleon Disaster 2013
I want an Evo badly but if I could have 2 boards, I'll go that route
All about the support but I'm broke and want two boards
Thought of looking for a 2011/2012 Evo, more within my price range
Strong back up choices would be the
Westmark, NS SL (2012) thought would be more versatile, too stiff
The Hammerhead, hesitant on the shape
The WWW had such a killer flat stable section on the nose/tail, I thought this board would butter so nicely, somebody on the forum recommended a Rider's choice, there's a million other boards, I could go on forever
Is Forum out of the question because for a boot, I went with the 2013 Forum Kickers? Youngblood?
As for a binding, I think the K2 Hurithanes or the Forum Shakas
The K2 bindings had so many easy features that would come in handy
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
1 board would be ideal but I'm more of a multi quiver type.
I appreciate the small differences and subtleties, just don't like lemons
I'm trying to pick up my board real soon, just need a little help making up my mind...