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gr1zzness 12-13-2013 11:01 AM

New Board for 40yr old intermediate
I've been rocking the Burton LTR rentals for 3 seasons now and I think it might be time to invest in a board. I can handle blue's (mostly) and did a few black (mostly on my ass, but I did it). I don't do any park, just want to carve the mountain.

I mostly go to VT and some day trips to NY & NJ. So it's all iced groomers - all day every day.

From my research it seems like the Rossi Templar is the way to go and prob going to get Rome 390 bindings.

I'm 40, 6ft tall and 185 lbs I wasthinking a 158 would do.

Any thoughts or alternate board suggestions?

Wiredsport 12-13-2013 11:23 AM

Hi Gr1zz,

Stoked! Please let us know your foot size as well. Height is not a factor in board sizing but foot size (along with weight) is a big one.

gr1zzness 12-13-2013 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by Wiredsport (Post 1337129)
Hi Gr1zz,

Stoked! Please let us know your foot size as well. Height is not a factor in board sizing but foot size (along with weight) is a big one.

Sorry....10.5 foot 185 to 190 lbs depending on the holiday season

Wiredsport 12-13-2013 12:29 PM

I would highly suggest the Gnu Eco Genetics in 162 cm. For your specs and intentions this is the ultimate East Cost shredder. Magnetraction, C2, Amazing Grip, Exceptionally light. Oh, yeah!

gr1zzness 12-13-2013 02:26 PM

Why would you suggest that board as opposed to the Templar. I've heard a lot of good things about it and the price point is sweet.

The Eco seems like way too much board for me and are you sure at 162 length? At my age control is way more important than speed.

Your thoughts are appreciated

Mystery2many 12-13-2013 02:33 PM

I think the Templar is a good fit for you. At 158 or 159. It has solid flex and hybrid profile. It will be a very sable ride. Plus the price is awesome. :thumbsup:

SnowDogWax 12-13-2013 03:03 PM

Just got off the slopes was on a Rossi 159MW Templar for about 10 runs, 15 runs on a One Mag I'm soon to be 63. 6'3" tall and 23LBS.

You will love the Templar edge to edge is easy, was on Ice today was no problem, its stable and easy to flat base. Hit some jumps no problem butter ok. Love the RCR profile.

Last year road SkunkApe 157, Never Summer 163 HeritageX, CRC profile is great for a lot of riders, but just after on day my confidence on both Rossi boards make me a convert to the RCR for all mountain, free-ride and freestyle.

SnowDogWax 12-13-2013 03:04 PM

Thats 230LBS :)

ekb18c 12-13-2013 03:10 PM

On the Ice Coast you can size down....

I mean 160 might be too much board for you at Windham or Hunter. My recommendation is to go smaller maybe 155 or 156.

I ride in NY Catskills and I love riding around my 150 Libtech Trice. (I'm suppose to be 160cm too)

ThisIsSnow 12-13-2013 03:10 PM

never tried the GNU but i just got the rossi templar for east coast riding too, if you're cash strapped like me you can get last year's model for <$200 shipped which is pretty good for RCR/magnetraction!

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