Technically I didn’t go fully to the dark sidem I rode an alpine snowboard setup (read: hard boots + all mountain board).
I rode everything on the mountain with no problems, except the park and pipe.
Me: 5’11”, 180lbs, 36, was a level 8+ skier…hope to get back there.
Terrain: Little bit of everything – trees, freshies, carving the cord, steeps, slow skiing with the family, crud, etc.
I prefer turning and making bigger turns than simply pointing ‘em downhill and going mach 10 on the groomers.
Prefer something that you can get lazy on and not have to be aggressive and on the gas all of time.
I am looking for the one quiver wonder…something that does well at everything, minus the extremes of course.
I first started off thinking the Monster im78 was for me…I was convinced of this, almost.
Then I did some more reading and searching and decided a mid 80’s would be better for my desires.
So, now the short list is:
I realize it would be best to demo them all, but I don’t have that luxury and am looking to get something used or a good deal on a closeout.
1. Head Monster Im82 (171 or 177?)
2. Fischer Watea 84 (176)
3. Fischer Watea 94 (too wide? But sounds like it’s still quick edge to edge)
4. Elan Magfire 82ti (176)
5. Elan 888 (177)
After all the searching and reading and more searching I have reached the analysis paralysis.
What would be the quick summary and recommendation on the boards above?
Thanks and cheers!