First Board help!
Hi, I'm trying all day long to decide what board to go for, I'm worried to make a bad decision please help:
I've 6'3, 200lbs - boots 12, tired to spend money and time renting...
I almost bought a GNU Carbon Credit BTX 159... but I'm worried if it's too small for me... so I decide to look more, and now I'm really confused... so here is the boards that I'm looking:
Gnu - Carbon Credit BTX 159
Ride Wild Life 161
Rome Tour Wide 161
Rossignol One Magtek Midwide 161
What do you guys think?
What kind of riding?
I'm 6'1, 200lbs, sz 11.5 boot… I prefer to ride a 154-157, my most used board is a 152.
When it comes to board size for you, I'd stick at or just or under 160. If you plan to do free riding/AM, I wouldn't go too short. Its so much a matter of preference, strength, feel, board profile, rider style… its hard to say what would work best. I will say this though… I've taught a lot of friends and family how to ride, what I noticed most was how beginners confidence grew much more rapidly on a rocker, slightly shorter board. It seems as though they were able to initiate turns fast, worry less about catching an edge, and inevitably progressed much faster than those who battled through a fully cambered longer snowboard.
I'd look at:
rome mod rocker
k2 happy hour
gnu carbon credit
gnu riders choice
(they are all slightly different board types, you seem to want an AM quiver killer)
I really think you'd appreciate the ease of whipping around a 157/158 compared to a 160+
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