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Shrieks 12-17-2013 11:32 PM

Beginner help me pick a board.
 
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Looking to get one of Craigslist because it is cheaper.

I found a Burton cascade snowboard 163 with burton general bindings for $200 Put a pic in the attachments for this one.

The other one I found is a 162 k2 fat bob. for $250 http://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_3...eG_600x450.jpg

Both are in good condition by the looks of it. Both with Large bindings for my big feet.

Varza 12-18-2013 01:05 AM

I don't know anything about those boards (or guys' boards in general, heh), but quick tip: your weight and boot size will allow people to help you better.

Those boards look to be in good condition... From afar. If you end up going for either, I'd suggest you ask the seller for close-up pics of the edges and base to make sure there's no hidden damage.

Shrieks 12-18-2013 01:24 AM

I'm 6'5 185-190lbs size 13-14. I've done research and it suggests anywhere from 160+

KillinIT 12-18-2013 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Shrieks (Post 1349553)
I'm 6'5 185-190lbs size 13-14. I've done research and it suggests anywhere from 160+

Woah :)

You need a wide board for a size 14 boot to have a chance. Period.

I would suggest you not use anything under a 164, minimum, but I guess at your height, a 160 would be a park size board, and a good starting size, but as you get brave you're going to go for the deep stuff and a 160cm will barely float your weight, I mean yeah, it'll still go, but you'll be workin for it...you weigh 190 so with gear you weigh closer to 220, keep that in mind too

Whatever you do, GO WIDE BRO:D

Shrieks 12-18-2013 03:49 AM

Thanks, I think both the boards I listed are wide cause they have large bindings for 12-15ish boots. It is really hard to fine 164size snowboards locally. Might have to wait a little.

Shrieks 12-18-2013 04:00 AM

I could get a package deal at Zumiez. 164w Alibi board with Burton Large bindings and boots for $300, but I'm afraid I will want a better board than an Alibi once I start getting the hang of it.

Rasse 12-18-2013 04:30 AM

Any specs for the alibi board ? The deal sounds pretty good to me, burton bindings aren't the cheapest and you get boots with it. If the board sucks, it wasn't so expensive after all. If you are a beginner, the board will probably work for a year, even two. Also a good way to get a good board cheap is to look for boards from last year or the year before. They are usually good deals, a new board but cheap because it's older.

Shrieks 12-18-2013 03:30 PM

So I put in my height, weight, and shoe size on Burton's website board finder and it recommends me to get a 160W or 159W board. Is that ok?

Nein11 12-19-2013 02:11 AM

If they have kept the same specs on the Cascade than that is only a 25cm waist board...way to narrow for your foot. The K2 would work but you could probably find a goo deal on a 2012 board which would have more current tech and a warranty.

A 160cm wide board would work ok for you unless you were planning on much powder in which case i think you would find it lacking.

Shrieks 12-19-2013 02:42 AM

I' m aiming for a all purpose/mountain board. Been looking at 164w burton bullets and 163w k2 brigades. What would u suggest?


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