I think I just made mistake and bought a Gnu Rider's Choice
Hi guys, I have a snowboard trip coming up and wanted a new board to replace my 1999 Burton Canyon 168. I big and fat, 250 lbs, size 11.5 boots, 5'10". I ride pretty much all groomers, some powder, never in the park. I just like to cruise and am a high intermediate, though sometimes tackle blacks.
I was looking at Gnu and Lib-tech snowboards and found the sale at Burton Snowboards, Burton Bindings, Burton Boots, and snowboard reviews - Free shipping to U.S.. I was bedazzled by the cheap prices and bought a Gnu Rider's Choice Wide 168 MTX because I wanted the magna-traction. Now, in hindsight, it seems maybe I should have gone for a directional board like my Burton Canyon and not a twin. But the price was so good, I couldn't turn it down at $240. I was bedazzled. What say you, did I mess up, and if so, could you give me a suggestion.
phew, thanks. I'm panicking. They were also selling the Gnu CHB Wide MTX 164 for $199 and I was thinking of switching, but that board has much less features for the money. I like the idea about the setting the bindings back a bit to making it more directional.
I really only take one or two good trips out west every year but don't snowboard much in the midwest, lack of mountains. I'm a little afraid of this board being too soft and getting unstable since I mostly just cruise groomers as fast as I possibly can. Do you think I should switch my order to a Gnu CHB MTX. I can't get a wide board, but the CHB is more directional/allmountain styled. The Rider's choice that I ordered is only MTX, but doesn't have the banana-tech BTX. Gnu makes both, but only the MTX was cheap and available.
Awesome. Thanks for quelling my buyers remorse. I feel much more reassured. I may at some point look into something stiffer and more directional, but this seems like a good all around board. Also, I figure I can just move the bindings back a bit for powdery riding. Since it's a 166cm and a wide, it's hard to imagine it would be bad on the groomers.