Posted: 24 February 2010 07:54 PM
Hey all…I’ve snowboarded for a few years now and feel ready to buy my own board that suits my needs and personality. I’m still learning the ropes but can make it down the intermediate slopes without falling-much. Basic stuff, no tricks. I like the Arbor ‘boards because they are supposedly a “green” company and I like the wood look and construction. I have size 12 boots so I’m considering the Roundhouse. The Draft has received rave reviews but I don’t know if it can handle the large boots. I’ve also looked at the Rossi Angus with its great reviews, beginner board status, and wide sizes, but I just don’t get the bizarre graphics (what is going on there?).
BTW, I’ve already bought Vans Contras, and am thinking of Burton Cartel bindings.
I’m 51 years old, 5’9” @ 150#, fit.
I’d appreciate any advice here because I don’t know anyone who rides….Cheers
Posted: 25 February 2010 12:10 AM
Yeah the Arbor Roundhouse is a looker, but I love the graphics on the Rossi Angus, I guess it’s all in the eye of the beholder, but the Rossi graphics are the strongest they’ve been in years… except for my 07 JDub which has a tuxedo on the topsheet, that’s cool!
Just a couple more questions:
Where do you do the majority of your riding?
What kind of terrain do you ride, and what kind of riding do you want to be doing in the future? Powder, carving on the pistes, freestyle?
What’s your budget?
When you say your confident getting down pistes, are you carving yet? Ollying off bumps?
Should be able to point you towards some boards after you’ve answered these.
Posted: 25 February 2010 04:46 PM
Thanks Rich….I agree the Angus graphics look cool but to me it is grotesque, like someone clawing their way out of hell. Or am I misinterpreting the Rorshoch ink blot?
Anyway, I mostly go to Wintergrren, Virginia which is the closest place to me in Raleigh, NC. It is Eastern snow which is to say not powder 95% of the time. Yes I am carving turns.
I don’t even know what ollying means.
I’d like to be able to handle some jumps and a few tricks in the future but nothing radical for the near future.
Budget for the board would be $3-400.