If you're looking to ride a stiffy that's still lightweight and responsive, hop on the Burton Feelgood ES Snowboard.
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Love It...Even if it IS a Burton
Thought I'd break it in a jiffy, since the Feelgood ES (145) is like a wet noodle, but this board turns in the trees like a toothpick. Super light and flexible, all around a great board. My only gripe is that it has a good bit of chatter on solid surfaces. Unfortunately I'm in the Northeast where everything seems to be rock hard, so this board sees a lot of chatter.
I have been riding for 4 seasons. Mostly...
I have been riding for 4 seasons. Mostly powder and hard packed mountain riding. The size of my current board is 141 (yes, I am female, 5' tall just under 110 lbs). I seriously think I should move up to a board. How much difference and what kind of difference will I notice going from my current board up to a 150? I am looking at the burton Feelgood ES 150
I think that increasing the size of your board by 9cm would be a very drastic difference. Also, you won't weigh enough to really control the board. Remember, hieght makes no difference, just weight. I'm 110 pounds too, and I ride a 143 in the park and a 146 or 147 on groomers or hardpack. I think that if you are looking for a serious powder board i wouldn't go any longer than a 148, and I wouldn't recommend using that for your all-the-time board. If a 141 was sufficient, start by increasing the size slowly. There is no point in making this harder for you.
This board is awesome!
I have an earlier model of this board and it is outstanding! I am short (5') and light, and I rode a Burton Custom before this. It was really slow edge-to-edge, way too stiff, and not very maneuverable. The FeelGood ES is not only narrower, the whole shape is different than the unisex boards, and it makes a huge difference. It's also noticeably lighter. It is extremely responsive and stiff enough to go really fast without chatter (unlike the FeelGood, which I demo'd and found not stiff enough). I've ridden it in all kinds of conditions and it's never let me down...powder, groomers, icy conditions, spring conditions...it's great for everything. Worth every penny!