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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 07:09 PM
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Hey first season ridding love it want a new set up need some help

Ok so here is the deal i am 6'1 about 200 and wear size 11 boots, right now i ride a older burton floater 164w i i dont really have any complaints about the board, but i have nothing to compare it to, i allready know i am not going to spent hardly anytime in the park and like just free ridding and want to start hitting jumbs eventually but rails and boxes aren't going to happen much if at all. i was looking at rome boards and i think the anthem and flag are sick but my question is do i really need a wide board i am right on the boarder line when in comes to what size boot they say needs a wide i was hoping to get a board that carves and turns like it is on rails and getting a board that is too wide will effect that right? i know i my be asking for alot but i also want a really stable ride so would jumping to a 168 help? hey any opinions i can get will help thanks, also what binding set up would you recomend,
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 07:20 PM
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Depending on the conditions that you normally ride in, you don't need to go up to a 168.

A wide board is not necessarily needed, but it's a little more complicated than wide vs regular.

Since you want to be able to make very sharp turns, you could very likely get away with a regular width board if it has an aggressive sidecut (i.e. 8m or less, but this also depends on the length of the board). Of course, different boards are going to have different widths.

A NeverSummer Heritage 165 sounds right.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 08:00 PM
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Depending on the conditions that you normally ride in, you don't need to go up to a 168.

A wide board is not necessarily needed, but it's a little more complicated than wide vs regular.

Since you want to be able to make very sharp turns, you could very likely get away with a regular width board if it has an aggressive sidecut (i.e. 8m or less, but this also depends on the length of the board). Of course, different boards are going to have different widths.

A NeverSummer Heritage 165 sounds right.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 10:38 AM
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thanks for the imput i will check those out but i set my bindings an -3 and 15 so i want to make sure i dont have drag. keep it comming guys any other boards i shoudl be looking at
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 10:46 AM
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i would think a 162-165
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 11:06 AM
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oh yeah i should tell you i ride live in portland oregon so i ride Mt hood and batchlor. what differnces am i going to experince from lets say ridding a 162 to a 168? what advantages/dissatvantages to the extra lenth give me i have a friend who is shorter than i am and weighs around 10lbs less and he rides a 172 for his do all board just wondering what the extra lenth does for ya

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yeah sorry i posted this on more than one foum and posted it twice on here by mistake
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