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Old 11-05-2013, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello fellow snowboarders,

I'd like some advice regarding choice of board and mainly sizing.

Here's some basic stats:

Male, 80KG, 177cm, 44-45 shoe-size

Intermediate skills, 75% on pistes, 25% off piste, french & swiss alps.

I don't do any park activities, nor daredevil bombing or anything like that.
I would like to get into buttering and simple jumps this season and perhaps get into some powder (conditions permitting).

I guess I'm looking for a "do-it-all" all-mountain board and have been looking at different boards and find the K2 Raygun very interesting.

I'm considering a 159/160 but would love to have some advice. Also, whether i should consider the wide version.

Also, i'm open to other board suggestions, e.g. Burton in similar category as the Raygun.

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Shoe size 45 is 11.5 US, that what i ride and i am on a wide board.
The 159/160 sounds a bit too big for ur size and weight.

I'm scaling down from a 167 Burton King (Camber) to a 162W Skate Banana.
(im 20cm taller and 25 kg heavier then u tho)
Cant comment on the Raygun.

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if you can get an arbor blacklist 157 that would fill your needs nicely
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Burton custom is their all round board, would be a good choice.

Also consider Sherlock, very good in powder and trees, pretty good on groomers a bit weak on icy slopes.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the good advice.

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