Originally Posted by Deroy
So I have spent the last week or so looking all over the place. Different recommendations come from all over but I think it would be nice to get some information from someone on the hill all the time.
Been on a board about 4 times Mt Washington Vancouver Island. Rental boards all times. Kinda hard to decifer which boards im liking better then the others as Im so new and not sure what to totally expect. I know this year im gonna be up there a lot so I feel its time to stop renting. Ive looked around at a few. Flow, Rossignol, Forum, Burton, 24/7, LTD, K2, Ride. Should I avoid any of these companies. Basically looking for tips on better then others or what people think I should begin at. Im more the all mountain/freestyle rider, riding goofy. weigh in about 195, standing 5'8 and a bit, and wear a size 10 boot. Not fat as most would think but pretty stalky. Charts recommend between 160-170 but I feel thats a little long. I have been leaning around 157-158. Looking for size tips and maybe board ideas. Comments on the 2010 Flow Strike 158.?
Thanks in advance
Stoked that you are loving the boarding and are ready for your first setup. You are very smart to ignore the sizing calculators. They are the quickest way to easily find the wrong board
Could I ask you to do one thing before we suggest?
Please measure your foot using this method:
Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).