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Old 09-30-2007, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I have been thinking about which board/bindings setup I am going to buy for a while. I am 5'10" and 125 lbs. I have boarded for 5 seasons and am budgeted to $300-350 to pay for a board and bindings. I am looking at an M3 Discord Pro 158.5 cm. board with K2 Sonic bindings (links below). Any thoughts on this setup?? Have any of you used/have any experience with either of these? Thanks for any suggestions if you have them. Oh, and I ride on powder here in Northern MI, and I spend equal time in the park and on the hill...Oh, and I wear size 10.5 boots. Thanks.

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Old 09-30-2007, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did I read that right? 158?? Unless you ride strictly pow, that board is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEE.
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Yeah, that board is WAY too big for you. Step down to like a 154ish if you can, that'll be good for park and pow for you. 158 is giant
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At 125, even a 154 is going to be big.
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Even for riding pow? (Teach me! I'm still learning too!)
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Pow wise, a 154 is awsome, but if it's man-made junk, it'll be big. And I sound like a 'tard tonight for some reason.

Edit: How much pow are we talking here? Ankle deep? Waiste deep? Chest deep?
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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125lbs you could be riding like a 149 but it you ride alot of pow i would go from anywhere between a 149-154 maybe 155 it you in deep pow
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dude at 125 i'd go with something more mid 140s. nothing above 150.

and by the way this is michigan hes talking about. powder is not so epic in the midwest. up there the best probably is a foot of powder on a very rare occasion.
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Do you seriously only weigh 125?? Im 5'10" and I ride an M3 Discord 161.5, and I have a Sined MR. Right that is a 158. I happen to weigh 175 and both these boards seem perfect to me. I usually only bust out the M3 for the pow but somedays when I just feel like going really fast I pull it out then too. I think given your weight Id probably go 154-156 but that's me, I like a bigger board, I don't to much park. I love the Discord though, great board for the money.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm 125. I am from the UP and in the keweenaw peninsula and we get 200-300" a year so yeah, there's powder. But usually on the hill there's mainly well groomed areas but of course off trail there is several inches... So I should look at more like the 155.5 area?? And really does just over an inch make that much of a difference?

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