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Old 12-18-2008, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up please advise - new beginner, wide board

Weight: 175 lbs
Height: 6'2
Boot size: 12 (atleast) wide for sure
Riding style: mountain, slow
Age: 25
Budget: low, under $300 for board alone
Location: Ontario or Quebec's Mont Tremblant (Canada)

Description: I went once last year to Mont Tremblant and loved it. (even the painful part).
I'm still falling and learning alot. It was my first time, I used rentals. I believe I had some Burton board with step-in bindings.

I did my research and know that I need a wide board.
I found one in my price range "Morrow Source Wide" for $199 CANADIAN. Have not bought any board yet.

Before I buy my first Wide board does anyone have a suggestion or warning? Should I definately not get this Morrow Source Wide?
If No, whats good for my beginner and wide status?

Also, im not mentioning the bindings or boots yet. One thing at a time, need to pick the right board for me.

If you know a much better board for like $50 more please mention why its better. Please nothing over $300 value for board alone. Remember Im a beginner

Any feedback is appreciated, please make it constructive as I will take what you have to say with great consideration. After all,
you are the experts.

Thanks, Mike
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it's hard to beat the price of a Morrow or Sims for a newb, and it'll be perfectly fine for you as a beginner but there are still a few good deals out there for better brand name boards.

Forum Stomper Wide

Option Logic Wide

Option Booter Wide

Also some really good deals on Rossi's here, not sure which of wem are wide but a little research could help ya with that

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Edit: Also what size is the Morrow you're looking at.

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Old 12-18-2008, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Edit: Morrow Source Wide info:
length 154, 159 or 163
http://www.sportmart.ca/store/2produ...0BAR27MBM96189

Thanks Jenzo.
I'm going to have a look through boardroomshop site. Good options there.
The Forum Stomper Wide looks nice at 157.

I have not considered the length yet. Should I be going short length 154/155/157 for beginner?

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Edit: Morrow Source Wide info:
length 154, 159 or 163
Sportmart has inline skates, golf equipment, running shoes and other sporting goods

Thanks Jenzo.
I'm going to have a look through boardroomshop site. Good options there.
The Forum Stomper Wide looks nice at 157.

I have not considered the length yet. Should I be going short length 154/155/157 for beginner?
Na at your size I would think 157 would be fine. It won't affect your learning much to be 3 cm larger, but when you get going fast it'll handle your weight better at speed.
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Na at your size I would think 157 would be fine. It won't affect your learning much to be 3 cm larger, but when you get going fast it'll handle your weight better at speed.
I'm 5' 4" 130 pounds and i ride a 154... I'm not a park junkie, though i will hit up a few rails. Longer boards are nice when coming down the hill... shorter boards are a bit edgy. My solution? get a longer board that is on the softer side of flex. I'm able to control it just fine and have a bunch of stability.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for feedback Rocan.
I will only be doing mountain runs, carving.
So, should I go with the longer length board for stability?

From what ive read and heard the shorter lengths are for quicker,easier turning. For rails and jumps and such.

I'm leaning towards getting the longer lengths for the easy mountain riding
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Thanks for feedback Rocan.
I will only be doing mountain runs, carving.
So, should I go with the longer length board for stability?

From what ive read and heard the shorter lengths are for quicker,easier turning. For rails and jumps and such.

I'm leaning towards getting the longer lengths for the easy mountain riding
158-162 is where I'd be looking for mountain at your weight for mountain.

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