Which Alpine board for a decent boarder?
February 22, 2010 7:10 AM Subscribe
What kind of Alpine snowboard should I buy?
posted by unSane to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total)
I'm an intermediate to expert snowboarder. I've ridden 25-30 days a year for the last 10 years, and every year I think about buying a carving board at the end of the season... and then don't.
I currently ride a 159cm Burton T6 with SL7 boots, and weigh 185-190lbs nekkid. I've been up to a 164 but it was a bit too long. My riding style is basically all-mountain, with an emphasis on carving as fast as possible with a few little pops and jumps thrown in. I stay out of the park and pipe.
So size/style of board would you recommend to learn on? My hills are groomed Ontario hardpack and we have excellent ski shops nearby -- but I'd like to go in knowing a bit more than I do.
I also have access to excellent instructors.