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Originally Posted by CT_22 View Post
this is my first post, and my first time snowboarding, last week. I'm hooked! I'm just confused on the sizing. i've looked at a lot of threads but idk what size i will be comfortable on. i know it will be a wide board( shoe size 12), but do to my weight(215 lbs) and height (6'3") i am just unsure of the size. my guess is anywhere in the 160-168 range. a little help and personal experience would be really nice..

if you have any suggestions on boards that would be helpful too. i am not really knowledgeable on the brands and quality. i would like something good for all around, and under 400. this is what i have been looking at..

Flow Merc Flow Merc (Black) Wide Snowboard 2012 | evo

Burton Bullet Burton Bullet Wide Snowboard - Blem 2012 | evo

Burton Blunt Burton Blunt Wide Snowboard - Demo 2012 | evo

Flow Infinite On Sale Flow Infinite Snowboard 168 Mens 6 - Snowboards, Snowboarding Gear, Equipment 9868flinf10

Ride Antic Ride Antic Wide Snowboard 2012 | evo

thanks for any help!
I'm a bigger rider myself, and can relate. With rockered boards, and your size, you'd be fine with 160-163 range. I don't see a need for you to nab a 168, especially to learn on. I've ridden both the Merc and the Infinite recently, and both are solid boards. The Merc may be the more forgiving of those two. I know Ride, and Burton both make some quality stuff as well, but haven't spent any time on the boards listed above from them recently.
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