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Comerford95 01-30-2014 08:58 AM

Will the Custom X be big enough?
Hey Guys I had a quick question about the custom x. I am an advance hard charging rider. I never go in the park and usually just stick to freeriding. I currently ride a 2010 Ride Fleetwood. Its ok but it is a little to soft when I'm carving at high speeds. I'm 6' 4'' and weigh 250lbs. I'm almost sure stiffness wont be a problem for the custom x my concern is if it is going to be long enough. They only make it up to a 164W. I appreciate the help.

vajohn 01-30-2014 09:11 AM

Boot size? You'd be happier on the 168 if your boots are not bigger than 12.

Comerford95 01-30-2014 09:38 AM

Size 13 boot. I looked into the custom which does come in a 168 but Im just not sure that its stiff enough.

vajohn 01-30-2014 10:00 AM

See if you can fit into a size 12 in a boot like the hail. I wear 12.5 to 13 sneakers and size 12 hails. I could probably do 11.5 after they packed out. Other boots on the market also minimize foitprint and let you go a little smaller.

I have the 09 x and have been up around 250, down to 190 and back up to 230+ since owning it. You wiil be very happy with it. Custom is a good deck also but not as great as the x for that type of riding.

Riley212 01-30-2014 10:59 AM

Seems a little short to me.

Nitro Pantera- comes in 166 and 169

Arbor Watchtower- comes in 167

K2 Slayblade- comes in 166 but has blunted tips(longer effective edge)

vajohn 01-30-2014 11:40 AM

If you can get into a size 12, get the custom x 168. 164 is going to be short unless you drop about 30 pounds or more. They did make a 168 wide at one time I believe, possibly the same year as mine. But good luck finding one.

That Pantera looks pretty sick. 27.1 width on the 169 wide should be plenty wide for 13s, but a bit wide if you can get into size 12.

SJ10 01-30-2014 12:37 PM

I'm 6'1" 240 and rode a CX 164w for several seasons. Also had a size 12 malamute at the time and it was wide enough for me. The length was also fine and really didn't notice much difference between it and the longer freeride boards I've owned in the 165-170 range.

I've also owned a pantera 166w. The wide was too wide and I found turn initiation difficult at best. Only rode it a few times before I had to sell it because of that characteristic.

vajohn 01-30-2014 12:48 PM

Regular width custom x 168 (25.4) is fine for size 12, unless the boots have a huge footprint. 26.1-26.4 should be fine for 13 on this type of board. 27.1 really is a boat for an agressive freeride board even with 13s. Pantera 169 w is for giants with 14 to 15 feet.

roleta 01-31-2014 05:30 AM

6"2', 220lbs, 11us(10uk) feet, riding custom 165w 3 years old model and find it a too big paddle. For carving it is fine but as long as I want to have some "fun" on the slope it is too big and too heavy. Currently I am looking for something smaller, let say 160 or 158W.

vajohn 01-31-2014 09:03 AM

You don't want this board that wide with size 11, even if their chart says so. That is why you're not liking that much, not the length. At 220 pounds, you should be on the regular width 164. 160 maybe, but that is small for your weight on this type of board. If your "fun" means doing presses and stuff like that, this is definitely the wrong board for you altogether. I like to have some "fun" sometimes also, but I have a completely different style board for when I feel like messing around.

I have ridden the 168 at less than 220 pounds and it is good at that weight. Unfortunately, they no longer make anything that long. If I get back down to 190-200, I will probably look into getting a 164. But their current sizes suck. 165 wide is a little wide for size 12, while the longest regular width x is slightly narrower than my 168 (25.4) which is already almost too narrow but just about right.

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