Newb here. I am looking for a first split. Something used and not too expensive. I live in VT, have only boarded for two years. I'm 5'10' 150 lbs and have been riding a 155cm Icon board for no other reason than I picked it up at a swap. I don't know if it is the right size but it works.. I have been doing some beginner back country on tele skis but always think I could do this better(and more fun on a snowboard).
So to the point. After watching for months I finally saw some craigslist postings in my area. Would either of these be good?
A) voile mojo year 2011: 161cm, is this too long? B) Burton Custom X (DIY) 156cm. Is this too much of an expert board? is the fact it is split solid soften it up?
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:06 pm Posts: 222 Location: Udapimp, Idaho
I'd be leary of the DIY burton, the center inserts can be an issue if they got too hot in the cutting; even if they look ok there can be sealing problems allowing moisture into the core. At 5'10" I don't think the 161 will be too much board for you; shouldn't take much to get used to the difference.