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Old 01-07-2013, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
pibrahim
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Default Beginner board needed - K2 Brigade v K2 Playback v Ride Crush...

Hi all,

Have been on a board only once or twice before but looking to purchase a beginner-level board just to save the hassle of renting.

I'm 5"10 and 165lb. Boot size is a US 10. Looking for a freeride board. Budget is up to about $250. Given my boot size I've been looking at regular, and not wide, boards.

I've been eyeing up a 158cm K2 Brigade, a 158cm Ride Crush and a 155cm K2 Playback.

K2 Brigade - K2 Brigade Snowboard Review | The Good RideThe Good Ride
K2 Playback - K2 Playback Snowboard Review | The Good RideThe Good Ride
Ride Crush - Ride Crush Snowboard Review | The Good RideThe Good Ride [rated intermediate to expert here... but it's listed as a beginner elsewhere?]

The K2 Brigade apparently has some tech that helps with avoiding catching edges (or is this just marketing waffle?), so I was leaning in that direction. Anyone have any thoughts on the above - or are there some fantastic deals on other boards I should be eyeing up...?

Thanks in advance!
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