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Kolhell 12-02-2013 05:56 PM

Looking for my next board - 7' 180lbs and size 14 boots
Yeah. That.

I would consider myself an intermediate rider, but I can take on most black diamonds and am interested in learning to ride parks this year. I live on the east coast and don't get many chances for pow days, but I try to make one trip out west each year for a week.

I've been riding a Freesport Braxus 164 wide for the last 3-4 years, but the base has peeled away from the core and the board just needs to be replaced at this point. It's the board that I learned on, and I have not been gentle to this poor thing. I'm hoping that a lot of epoxy will get me through this season so I can hunt for a demo board or something next year, but I'm not really sure what to look for. I REALLY don't weigh enough to push this current board, but I don't have many options as my stance is pretty freaking wide. Any suggestions on what to look for?

Also, I have a friend with a 163 wide Lib Tech TRS from 2-3 years back hanging on the wall in his shop that's only been ridden once, by him, for $300. I'm concerned that the board feels a little stiffer than my current one, but that may just be because my old POS has been broken in so much. Apart from the fact that it's a steal and I can probably get him down to $270, should I go for it or should I shop around?

Many thanks to you all for your help.

wrathfuldeity 12-02-2013 06:02 PM

first off idk...small footed...but 300 bones...nope...maybe 150

Riley212 12-02-2013 06:36 PM

like wrath said not worth even close to 300.

That board may not even be wide enough for you. There aren't many boards that wide, Nitro magnum is the only one i can think of that is affordable.

You might be able to get a custom board built, Prospect Snowboards MFG Hand Crafted Custom Snowboards and wakeboards in the USA - Madison Wisconsin

Kolhell 12-03-2013 08:30 AM

Boards depreciate in value THAT much over time? Wow, why is that?

The TRS seemed comparable width-wise to my current stick - are you saying that Lib Techs tend to run on the narrow side? I may need to take a tape measure into the store to check it out.

Thanks again for the suggestions, and please keep them coming.

BigmountainVMD 12-03-2013 08:50 AM

Depreciation would be at least 30 or 40% from one season to the beginning of the next, and that if for a new, unused board. 2 to 3 years old? 70% off easy. Used? 3 years old? You shouldn't pay over 150 for that, even if its been ridden only once.

Would the OP fit on a Lib Tech Skunk Ape?

snowklinger 12-03-2013 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by Kolhell (Post 1301881)
Boards depreciate in value THAT much over time? Wow, why is that?

its called saturation.

there are fuckloads of never ridden decks just sitting around in shops and warehouses everyhwhere. Last years new decks never ridden ~$300, barely ridden ~$200, barely ridden more than 1 year old deck ~$100 bucks. It is what is is. You can add $50 for an NS.

Nivek 12-03-2013 10:10 AM

For starters just cause the OP is 7ft doesn't mean his 14 is bigger than anyone else's 14. What it probabaly means though is that he'll be riding a likely maxed out stance width which means he will be standing on the widest point of the board you can. A standard wide board will be no problem.

That TRS is meh and not worth $300. You can find much better NEW boards for that price. Look for anything wide from 163-168.

Kolhell 12-04-2013 01:36 AM

Hey! My 14 is definitely bigger than the rest of yours! D:

Nivek: Thank you for your post - that's exactly the information I was looking for.

snowklinger: Wow all the same. So his old TRS really isn't even worth the shop space it's taking up... burn. Thank you for stopping me from purchasing something stupid.

linvillegorge 12-04-2013 01:41 AM

7' tall and 180 pounds? Let's forget snowboards for the moment and discuss what types of sammiches you're gonna start eating. :cheeky4:

onefutui2e 12-04-2013 04:05 PM

how the hell are you 7' and only 180 pounds? my friend is 6'4" and 180 and he looks like an absolute stick.

speaking in jest of course!

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