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Tiemen 12-08-2013 01:01 PM

Is the K2 Turbo dream 12/13 167 wide a good size for me?
 
Hello,

I can buy a "K2 Turbo Dream 12/13 167 wide" pretty cheap.
My weight is 90 kg (198 lbs), height is 186 cm (6 1 in US feet or something). I play water polo, so I'm not fat, but I have more muscle(maybe this info is needed for advise :P)
My shoe size is 45 eu(11 us)

I am not sure if this is to big for me? I have 6 weeks experiens on boards I rent. Can someone help me with this?

Thnx!

linvillegorge 12-08-2013 01:07 PM

Yeah, it is. As a pure pow stick a 167 would still be on the big side but doable. However, add the fact that it's a wide and that thing is just going to be a boat, especially for a beginner.

Tiemen 12-08-2013 01:31 PM

Thnx for the help.
What size would you recommend?

linvillegorge 12-08-2013 01:43 PM

Well, first of all I'd recommend a different board. The Ultra Dream is a powder board. It's a sick board, but not for a beginner's one board to do it all. I'd be looking at something 158ish.

Riley212 12-08-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 1319025)
Well, first of all I'd recommend a different board. The Ultra Dream is a powder board. It's a sick board, but not for a beginner's one board to do it all. I'd be looking at something 158ish.

he is asking about the TURBO dream, which is a pretty good board for a beginner who sees a lot of fresh snow or just cruises the mountain.

The TD is a pretty narrow board so you you would want to get a longer regular width one - like 161 or 165. size 11 boots are usually on the edge of wide or not choice, most of the time not, especially when you are buying a long board.

if you want to get this wide on the cheap, get a shorter size, the 160 or 164.

linvillegorge 12-08-2013 02:38 PM

Fuck. I don't know why I read that as Ultra Dream. Maybe because I'd like to have one! :laugh:

Tiemen 12-08-2013 04:35 PM

Now i see my Nitro Boots are size 12 (us) 45,5 (eu) :(. So probably need wide.

Nein11 12-08-2013 11:05 PM

I am an inch taller than you and have 40lbs on you. I usually ride between 164-167 for every day boards. If you can get a better deal on the 167 than you can on any 164-165 I dont think you will really notice the difference in any practical way. I suppose it depends on how you want to ride it, if you want to use it for a park/jib/jump board than you probably want shorter if you are doing freeride than dont fear the length.

Tiemen 12-09-2013 08:42 AM

I try doing more jumps but it is still hard for me, I never tried funpark. But if a want to learn I better buy a shoter board i guess? I also like offpiste.

poutanen 12-09-2013 11:03 AM

Have you been renting boards that big? I've got a 166 for a powder board, so it's not out of the question. It would certainly be easier for you to learn on something about the 160-162 mark however...


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