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Old 12-04-2013, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a new rider who has only been up a few times, but looking to expand and really start getting into it. As of right now, I am just looking for a board to get started on to pick up and get good at the basics of riding. I am looking at a SIMS board with Atlantis bindings off of craigslist for $65. But the ad does not say much about the board or bindings other than the board is a 160. Can anyone help me out as this seems almost too good of a deal. I have posted the link to the set in questions. Any feedback is super appreciated!

Sims Snowboard w/ Atlantis Bindings

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Old 12-04-2013, 11:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it's an old board.... for a 160 board, you want to be around 200 lbs weight range.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Can't beat that deal. I started too on really basic gear, no worries and no one is going to steal it.

Looks pretty basic, but in riding order.

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it's an old board.... for a 160 board, you want to be around 200 lbs weight range.
since I am a bit heavier than 200 (235) do I need a longer board? how does weight impact the needed length of a board?

Sorry for all the questions, but I am a little oblivious when it comes to technical specs for boards and requirements.

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since I am a bit heavier than 200 (235) do I need a longer board? how does weight impact the needed length of a board?

Sorry for all the questions, but I am a little oblivious when it comes to technical specs for boards and requirements.

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Board length is determined by the rider's weight (and riding stye) Generally shorter for park, longer for powder or carving. Have fun!




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As you are a beginner, staying around the 160-165 mark would give you easier maneuverability although if you plan on bombing down the hill it will be less stable.
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That should only be used as a guide, but you should look at mfg weight range for each model and size.
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This is a good way to get started, remember the most important item is your boots, they should be the best fit you can find, ideally bought new from a store where you have tried on many pairs till you find the perfect set.
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