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usmcshred 01-02-2014 09:36 PM

Sims enduro vs k2 fatbob
 
urgent please help me out

Have 2 choices of either a k2 fatbob (155) with bindings for $110

or a sims Enduro (158) with burton freestyle bindings for $150

both boards are in excellent condition and 0 scratches/damage. k2 guy doenst know anything about boards thats why the price is low.

I like the sims better but I have a size 11 - 11.5 boot so should I just go with the wider fatbob?

Deadline to get both boards is tomorrow so I'm hoping someone can help me out, i tried to research it as best as I could.

stats: 5'10 163 (i bodybuild so my weight is usually always on the rise)

Experience level: beginner but i was riding blue trails on my first day (only day so far) seem to have picked up the basic techniques very quickly

zk0ot 01-02-2014 09:41 PM

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Fatbob......

usmcshred 01-02-2014 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by zk0ot (Post 1393657)
Fatbob......

I know nothing about snowboarding, can you elaborate?

I've heard wide for the shoe size but the dude who has the enduro says it comfortably fits his 12.5's without drag. He also said its great for riding switch which i do a lot, howveer upon seeing prices the fatbob is the more expensive of the two so i'm stumped.

My boot size is 11

zk0ot 01-02-2014 09:59 PM

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I suppose you'll be OK with either. 11 doesn't require anything special. Both are directional twins. Which are OK at switch riding. A true twin would be better. I had 2 fat bobs years ago. That's why I voted fatbob

usmcshred 01-02-2014 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by zk0ot (Post 1393785)
I suppose you'll be OK with either. 11 doesn't require anything special. Both are directional twins. Which are OK at switch riding. A true twin would be better. I had 2 fat bobs years ago. That's why I voted fatbob

They ride nice?

Like I said I don't know much i just really want to end up with a solid board that i'll love to ride as my first board

Also what do you think of the size difference? k2 is 155 sims 158

zk0ot 01-02-2014 10:10 PM

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58 might be on the larger side. What's the fatbob look like is it an older one or newer? Photo?

The fatbob will probably be a stiffer board. Poppy, heard to turn while going slow.

usmcshred 01-02-2014 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by zk0ot (Post 1393833)
58 might be on the larger side. What's the fatbob look like is it an older one or newer? Photo?

The fatbob will probably be a stiffer board. Poppy, heard to turn while going slow.

Burton k2 Snow board with Bindings and Boots

fatbob far right

vs

Sims Snowboard 158 w/ Burton Freestyle Bindings

edit: Believe there was a miscommunication i think the fatbob is 64 inches which is 162 cm...ouch, too big if this is the case right?

zk0ot 01-02-2014 10:28 PM

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Ya. Pretty big. Go for the sims. Ps. That was one of the last couple years they made it

usmcshred 01-02-2014 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by zk0ot (Post 1393881)
Ya. Pretty big. Go for the sims. Ps. That was one of the last couple years they made it

will 158 be too large though? I'd rather hold off to get the right size

sclogger 01-02-2014 10:35 PM

That would be too big imo. Maybe nice for a powder day. Sims is still a little big at 158. I run about 160lbs and 156 is about where I feel most comfortable on. 158 wouldn't be too much of a stretch, especially if your gaining.


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