Intermediate rider in need of first time buying tips. Help!
After 6 years of renting in the alps, the last couple of times scoping indy shops to get a good set-up and spending far too much money, I've decided it's time to invest in my own board at last.
My style: I love charging around hitting natural features while making pleennttyy of time for buttering around all over the place, leaves me riding switch a fair bit. Enjoy hitting rails and small kickers too, can't get enough of back lips atm... I'm looking to spend a little more time in the park with this board too (with trips to UK snow domes). Overall, 70% all-mtn 30% park.
I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the choice and technology in boards out there. Want to spend between £350-£450, something that will see me through for a good few years.
I'm curious about TBT as I've never ridden one, does it live up to the hype or no? Are cam/rock hybrids the way forward? Been looking at the Rome Mod Rocker, Gnu Carbon Copy, Bataleon Boss and others.
Any experience-based recommendations and tips more than welcome! I'm so confused I'm scared I'll just end up crying in gondola with another rental.