Give me advice regarding this board... - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 01:29 PM
TDevil182
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Question Give me advice regarding this board...

Hi, I'm relatively new to snowboarding (have gone a handful of times and know the basics). I have come to the conclusion that I want to keep going at it, and would like to purchase gear of my own.

I am 6'2" and have a size 12-13 shoe, I know I need a wide board but I'm getting mixed signals regarding ideal height for the boards. I have been told that the board should come up to mid range of my chin and nose. I was recently looking for deals on boards since I don't want to cut off and arm and a leg to pay retail for one and I stumbled across this one:

Forum Recon Snowboard - Wide - Free Shipping! from Dogfunk.com

Now, the question I have is will 156cm be enough for me to comfortably ride with? Keep in mind the style of riding I'd be going for would be freeride mostly, but I want something I can progress with, maybe get some air and eventually get a few spins in here and there, I guess an all around board. A 300 dollar board for 200 seems like a steal, but I'm not sure if this would suit me properly in the height department.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 01:40 PM
Veteran Member
 
zakk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i think a 156 will be to small for you.

-zakk
zakk is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 02:09 PM
TDevil182
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
How about a 158, how much difference would that make because I just found a decent deal on one as well.
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 06:20 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
legallyillegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: fuck Snowboarding
Posts: 4,492
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what's your weight

THERE ARE SPECIFIC REASONS AS TO WHY I AM MORE LOCAL THAN YOU


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
legallyillegal is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 06:51 PM
TDevil182
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
175 lbs, I know my ideal is somewhere in the 161+, but was wondering if the 158 could suffice?
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 06:55 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
legallyillegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: fuck Snowboarding
Posts: 4,492
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
158 would be just fine.

THERE ARE SPECIFIC REASONS AS TO WHY I AM MORE LOCAL THAN YOU


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
legallyillegal is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Senior Member
 
sgauto08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ...at my house... duh
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah I think 158 would be great im 170 and I use a 155 so you'll be good
sgauto08 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 08:20 PM
tonyroc14
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgauto08 View Post
yeah I think 158 would be great im 170 and I use a 155 so you'll be good
im 170 as well and i ride a 160. im 6'2"
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Senior Member
 
sgauto08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ...at my house... duh
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyroc14 View Post
im 170 as well and i ride a 160. im 6'2"
ok im not as tall as you 5'10"
sgauto08 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 06:47 AM
TDevil182
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
There still seems to be some uncertainty, any other input?
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome