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Old 02-19-2009, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sims 166cm -- Good Board?/More Questions :D

Hey all, I'm new around here but not really to boarding... tho this would be my first board. I'm looking for a decent "starter" board that I can ride a little park/all mountain.

I saw this:
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And didn't know what to think as I don't have a lot of experience in picking boards... Here's my digits

6' 3"
185lbs
Size 13 Boots

(I'm a lanky bastard )

Is 166cm to long? I've also been looking at a 157/8cm board, but I've got a question on companies:

Are RIDE/GNU/ROME/ACADEMY boards decent? I know of Burton and have heard good stuff about Sims, but not much about the aformentioned... Any opinions on a good starter set I should look for?
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first, you definitely need a wide board
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sims is considered a better entry level company, which still isnt sayin much. typically a ride/gnu/rome/academys cheapest board will be better then sims best. i would go for a rome or the GNU CHB.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick response! Would a 155cm GNU Danny Kass be a good all around board? I'm not that heavy so I figured I could go with a shorter board...
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you are ready to buy a board this week, everyone has 2009 board/boot/bindings for 30-50% off - buy a good brand
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Gnu CHB MTX 161 Wide Is a wide board, perfect for your weight, not too stiff and grips ice like Vice.

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The CHB is a great board. You could also get away with a 157 wide if you wanted to.
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Ok, so I think I will go for the 161cm CHB as a board, but what bindings are a good choice? I found a set of Burton Customs, are they any good for $75?
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You can get better stuff in that price range.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hows a Rome flag 157cm sound? I think I've decided on the CHB, but if the Rome Flag is a decent board, I can get one for a lot cheaper... Any thoughts? Also, what's a good binding to use?
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