I am 6'3" and 215 lbs. I bought the Forum...
I am 6'3" and 215 lbs. I bought the Forum 163 raider as my first board this last season and I have been progressing pretty fast in the sport. I have size 13 feet so I need a board that is wide enough for them. I am looking for a board that has a little more maneuverability and pop, is also great in all mountain board that can handle heavy powder, groomers, as well as, boxes and rail as I am building up to do a couple intermediate tricks.
Would you recommend the Burton Joystick as a good board for me to consider for my feet size, weight, ability, and also what I am looking for in a step up board? If not, what other boards do you recommend for me either Burton or other board manufacturer?
This board sounds good for you, but check out the Ride Machete, I think it comes in wide sizes 161, 164 - either of which will probably be right up your alley. It's getting a lot of great reviews this year and it won't break the bank, either.
I would go for the Joystick over anything else. It has a deep sidecut to rail turns but its still can jib the crap out of anything. Great board for all-mountain and park style conditions. It got a transworld good-wood award for a reason.
You cannot go wrong with this board! The reviews say everything!!!!!
Definitely pair it with EST bindings to get the most insane board flex and feel you could ever imagine. It makes you a better rider for sure!