Originally Posted by Maikial
So I've ridden rentals a few times a year for the last 8-10 years visiting family in CO. but just couldn't justify purchasing a personal board. Now I'll be moving to Denver in December and I'm looking to get my first setup.
I've generally been interested in carving up groomers, using the small hits and getting in the pow from time to time. Last season I satrted playing with a little more air time, jibs and buttering, all of which I'd like to expound on.
I looked at several different brands and profiles of boards but I've found a good Burton package, all last years models BNIB. Custom Flying V Wide 162 (I'm 6ft and 195-200lbs, shoe size 11.5-12), Cartel EST bindings with the Ambush boots. I've heard pretty good reviews on all of these but what I'm looking for is a few reasons to checkout other setups. On the other hand, if these seem like a decent group I'd love the support so I can go ahead and pull the trigger! Also just wanna make sure my choice of the 162 wide board is the right one for me.
Thanks for any help!
First off, don't let anybody talk you out of something that you see as a good thing lol, especially if it's your money you're spending. As far as the set up...
Cartels are a solid binding Burton has had around for awhile, for good reason. I have a Custom X 158, which is regular camber, and I love it for all mountain. The Flying V is a their hybrid profile, which is the same as my forum deck I use for park and will be fitting for you since you mention jibbing. With an 11.5-12 boot, a wide board would also be fitting, but a 162 seems long for jibbing. That forum deck I mentioned is a 154, but my pow board is a Lib 161.5 and I'm 5'11" with a size 10 boot. I haven't a clue about Burton boots, got nothing for you there...