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Old 02-23-2009, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am really at a loss right now on what my next board should be. I am 5' 8", about 200 pounds (and dropping) and wear a size 11 boot. My set up right now is a Burton Baron 157, Burton missions, and my new K2 Darko boots. I am transitioning from my current wide Baron to a standard board now that I am in a size 11 boot. I've already picked out some Union Force-SLs after reading a lot about all sorts of bindings. They sound like they will be good for what I want to do with them. My style of riding is about 60% groomers/back country pow/basically everything on the mountain and probably 40% park. I'm just starting to hit park more and mostly am doing jumps and boxes, but want to start trying out some rails. This is where I am totally stumped on a board choice. I have really been thinking about a Ride Concept-TMS but now after reading a crapload of information I just really don't know. I really hit the entire mountain when I ride and don't really bomb stuff too much, I like to take my time and mess around and have no idea which board to choose. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well your probably looking at something like the rome agent, burton custom it sounds like to me. all mt freestyle decks. look aroudn at those. you are going to want a midwide board, so something with at least a 25.3 cm waist..
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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go to the-house.com and order yourself a Burton Blunt. good board my has one.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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go to the-house.com and order yourself a Burton Blunt. good board my has one.
thats a retarted suggestion for the OP. its a beginner park board, when the guy stated he rides only 1/3rd park. you would need a stiffer, better board for the mt.

whats your price range?
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ooh beginner. GNU Nome AK. My 1st beginner board
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My price range is under $400-$500 but my shop is having a big sale this saturday so I can get a good deal then if I make up my mind. Oh and also should I stick with a 157-158 range because I'm 200 lbs or would it be reasonable to drop shorter to a 154-156 area? I really wanted to try out a Ride board, if I did, which one would be better for my style of riding?

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