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Old 01-09-2014, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First board purchase, having second thoughts...

Hey everyone,

I'm new to the forum, 33 y/o guy from Rotterdam, Netherlands. I'm a beginner 2 snowboarding weeks to AUstria and some indoor experience...so I just mastered the basics, meaning getting down the hill pretty OK but nothing else much.

As I really like snowboarding so far and want to go more often and don't really want to rent all my gear everytime I decided to buy a beginner board. after some research I decided to go for a simple all mountain board and go from there to see what I like. 95% of my time will be spent on the slopes but I do want to practice some jumps and simple tricks like ollies and 180's soon too.

I'm 6.3, 187 pounds and a size 12.

The guy at the local boardshop had a really nice deal on the Salomon Sight with bindings and this board seemed to fit my basic needs for the price.

SIGHT Board - Salomon Snowboards

I purchased the 166W size. Based on the weightrange chart salomon provides for the board this would be ideal for me. Also if I apply the old-school "stand next to your board rule" it comes just below the chin.

Now here's where the doubt comes as I am seeing 166 boards being recommended to much heavier guys or powder riding I am doubting if this will be a good allround length for me and I need to switch to the 162 instead?

On the other hand the manufacturer recommendations should be leading and every board is different, the board is also kind of flexy so I could probably get away with it easily.

Any recommendations or advice? Did I buy the right size?

Thanks all!
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To long at your weight the 158-161 range is optimal
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Being a beginner you might have trouble turning that board. But it will be stable at higher speeds.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I wouldn't worry to much about the board beeing to big for the 95% use, maybe a shorter one would be easier learning spins and tricks with ?!?

beginner myself and got a deal on an expert kit that seams to be working out just fine so far

on the positive side you probably have a great board for powder and the loos stuff
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To long at your weight the 158-161 range is optimal
this.

but also it is really no big deal because you are a beginner, 2 inches is not gonna make or break your progression or enjoyment.

if you can easily switch it (for the 162), do it, if not, relax and go ride.

manufacturer weight charts are only there to confuse you and make you look like a noob, sorry, crafty sons a bitches.
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but also it is really no big deal because you are a beginner, 2 inches is not gonna make or break your progression or enjoyment.

if you can easily switch it (for the 162), do it, if not, relax and go ride.

manufacturer weight charts are only there to confuse you and make you look like a noob, sorry, crafty sons a bitches.
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