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Lasto 10-17-2007 06:01 AM

Board at Work
 
Hello all, brand new to snowboardingforum. I've decided that I'm done renting and would like to invest in a intermediate setup geared more towards mountain freeride, but could take into the park on occasion (staying off the rails though). As far as my specs I'm a 6'4" male, size 13 shoe, 205lbs, 24yrs old. And I'll be riding on the Bavarian/Austrian Alps. Also looking to buy some bindings. I'll be purchasing these on-line but i'll go to the local board shop to find some boots...though I'll buy those on-line too. The Euro is killing me over here. (In the Air Force stationed in Western Bavaria)I'd appreciate any advice.

Right now i'm thinking the Lib Tech TRS 162cm for $359 with some Rome 390's for $190 at the-house. I'm looking to try to keep the board, boots, and bindings just under $600. But can go a little over if it's worth it.

lisevolution 10-17-2007 08:40 AM

The TRS is going to be a bit narrow for your 13 feet. I'd look at the GNU 11up w or w/out MTX, the Lib SkunkApe, or what I just got on is a Rome Flag. You should be in the 162-165 range based on your weight and height. I have 13 feet too which is why I know the TRS will not fit. All those boards are in the $400-500 range in terms of bindings I haven't ridden them but everything I hear about the 390's is awesome and I'm probably going to switch to the Targas for my Flag this season. I currently use Ride SPi bindings which are awesome but a bit stiff. Response is awesome but can wear your feet out by the end of a long day.

Dcp584 10-17-2007 08:49 AM

I was about to say the same thing about those bindings that you might wanna switch up to the Targas from the 390s. The Targa is a stiffer binding which sounds like what you need; and the Targa would mesh well with the Flag.

Rome Flag Snowboard | Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate 2008

Lasto 10-17-2007 09:03 AM

Yeah you are definfintely right about the Lib TRS being too narrow. I have to admit that the Flag is seeming like the good choice, i think i'll get the 2007's they are at eternal snow for $325 and they have a 163, not to shabby . I was looking at the Targa's they seem like some good bindings for the mountain riding I'll probably take your advice with the Targas. Thanks for the help!

lisevolution 10-17-2007 09:26 AM

I think you'll love that set-up and that price is awesome for the board. Put it like this, I paid $260 for a demo 168 that has a chip in the top sheet that was repaired. You're getting a brand new one for only a bit more!

st.stark 10-17-2007 10:37 AM

One thing of note is the the-house is an AWESOME place to buy gear. I have bought quite a bit from them (and been to their store) and they have not only great deals but some really knowledgeable people working there. If you have questions do NOT hesitate to call them up! Hope that helps...:)

Lasto 10-18-2007 12:53 AM

Thanks alot!! You guys were a huge help!

st.stark 10-18-2007 08:29 AM

No problem man! That's what this forum is all about. :)


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