Fat guy & Rossignol Krypto Magtek
Hi everyone! I just joined today, and I just bought my first snowboard last night! I can't wait to hit the hills! I used to ride a lot when I was younger but really injured my back, even back then I was never anything above amateur and used rented equipment. Four years ago I had major back surgery. I have a handful of bolts in my back, a disc removed, titanium disk inserted. Basically half cyborg. In that time of bed rest and not being able to do much activity though my weight skyrocketed.
Now that its been 4 years since surgery I feel ready to start trying activities again. But I'm super heavy and super out of shape. I bought a 164W Rossignol Krypto Magtek last night on the recommendation of the board shop person for a person my size / abilities. He said it was good for a heavy guy, stable, easy to master. Good for amateur but a bit of room to grow into.
I'm curious what the riders here think? The guy seemed super knowledgeable and great to deal with, but right on the board it says the max weight is 190 lbs. Which i'm significantly over, like 100 lbs over! The shop guy said they rate them low and not to worry.
I didn't buy bindings yet either. I'm still searching for what would work for a guy like me. Because my back has little flexibility and I have a lot of stomach in front of me I find the traditional bindings overwhelming (pathetic maybe, but this is how my body is right now.). Would the flow or k2 cinch stuff be suitable for a heavy guy?
A bit about me as a rider:
Ride Type: Small hill we have in city for day to day practicing, but the mountain is where I like to be. I'm not fancy, I just like getting from the top to the bottom at this point. But excited to grow the abilities.
Height: 6'3 / 190cm
Weight: 290 lbs / 131 kg
Shoes: Size 12
Last edited by swaity; 01-17-2014 at 11:20 AM.