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Need input about new board

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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it's an old board.... for a 160 board, you want to be around 200 lbs weight range.
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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.

Thanks for the response!
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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