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Old 10-01-2007, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

this is my first thread and the upcoming season will be my first "real" season. Last year I went riding 3-4 times only, renting a board each time so I haven't really got used to one type of board in particular. I'm 6'2, 240lbs, wear size 12 and I'm pretty much a beginner. I'd like to ride freestyle but for now I stick to the mountain in order to get the basics. It might be too late cuz I already bought my board but what do you guys think of a Burton blunt 158 with Technine MFM solo and DC phase boots? I've been reading a lot recently and I'm starting to wonder if my board isn't too short for me since I weight that much...

thanks in advance for your response.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WOW. That thing is going to be hard to keep control of due to your weight...if it's not too late, bring it back, and get something a little stiffer, in a longer length.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hum okay I'll see what I can do. the thing is last year, like I said I rented a couple of boards and I remember having ridden a rossignol 162 wide (don't remmber the model name) which felt really big and bulky, then another day rented a 158 which was a lot more maneuverable I felt I could go anywhere and that I was in control, instead of the board controling me. So you still think It's too small? what about if I only ride park?
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that sounds a little small for you thats what I think. Um also you are gunna here a bunch of different opions about what to ride as far as brand just becasue of preferences. Um but I don't think a blunt is wide enough for your foot. You should probably be riding somthing in the 160 something range for your weight and height. I'm gunna tell you to look at a Rome Machine or a Manual cause it sounds like you are looking for a board that is a little more geared towards freestyle riding. But like I said that is just my opinion because I am big advocate of Rome boards. But first thing you need to get though is boots. Number one most important part of you set up should have probably told you that first though.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I already got my boots, they're DC phase boots, tried them in store, felt very confortable and I even got them heat molded for free (read the thread about heat molding :P). I walked around the store for 10-15 minutes and they were still comfortable. For my board I'll try to see if I can get a 160 instead. What about the bindings? Are they any good? I'm a real noob so please forgive me.
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The Tech9's are sooooooffffffffffttttttttt park bindings. I'd get something stiffer for supports sake.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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what do you suggest for bindings in the 200$ range?
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hunt down some Rome Targas, or 390's.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You don't really need $200 bindings... to give you some perspective I am about your height 6'3" and weigh 240 right now. I ride a Ride Decade 164w and am switching to a bigger board this year not too much but I'm going to either 166 or 167 depending on the board I choose. If I'm you I'd look at boards that are around 160-162 in wide. In terms of bindings I personally like Ride bindings and have SPi's myself but I think you'd be happy with something from Rome or Ride EX's. You want to get a board that is going to last you more than 1 season. the 158 might feel better the first time you go up but by the end of the season you're going to want to be on a bigger board as your skills will have progressed enough to let you control it.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hunt down some Rome Targas, or 390's.


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