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Old 02-19-2008, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Im
6'-6"
190 pounds
size 14 shoe.

I just started this year and Ive been trying to stick with renting so Im not forced to make an investment gear. My resort has Burton 165 XL boards. Thats all the board really says on it.

My problem is that anytime I try to turn toeside I get a nice mouthful of snow. I cant find anyone locally that would rent gear my size.

Any suggestions for what to look for would be loved. Im guessing I would need a wide board but I have no idea of length based on my height and weight. Which is where you folks come in.

If I didnt include enough info just ask. Sorry if this post is a bit scattered Im writing it as I study for college tests.

-Joseph
Before the burton hate comes in, though it seems it's subsided lately: At your weight, you really don't need anything too long. The 165 should be just about right, but since you have big feet, you might want step up in length.
Burton has a huge selection, especially when it comes to boards. From what i've seen and heard, they're one of the few companies that will cater to bigger people or bigger feet. There's a local radio personality that rides something like a 180 Custom or Custom X wide. That's not a length
that a lot of companies can/will offer.I'm not sure what the width is of your rental place (be glad that they even have anything above 156 (our local rentals max at that)), but you can take a look at something like a NeverSummer Legacy in 166 or 170, with 26.9cm and 27.0cm waists respectively. Though even with those width you may want to spread your angles a tad more to prevent overhang. YOu'll probably want some[overhang] but not too much.

example me: 180lbs, size 11 boot. 159cm board, 25.4cm waist. Angles: +21-24/-15 and I've almost no overhang at all.
I ride east coast, so no powder . And by the sounds of it, you don't get much either.
I may be wrong, but I really thing you should be okay with a 27cm or there-abouts. You can probably find a bit wider. Just look around.


[edit: changed mm to cm ...]

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