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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 07:19 PM
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Big guy looking for second board (smaller).

Hi guys,

I am 6'4" and 220 w/ size 12 boots. I currently have a Rome Flag 168 and was thinking of getting something that is a little more manuverable. Would I be good going down to a 160 or even a 158? Not sure a 164 or so would be worth the difference.

Also should I get another Flag or try something different?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 07:23 PM
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Go with a 159 CAPiTA FCG.

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I think something around 161 would do the trick.
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 11:04 AM
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Would you guys just get a smaller version of the same board or go with a whole different board model or make?
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It might help if you mention what you want to ride with the board..park, groomers, pow, etc.
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 11:54 AM
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I am close to your size and mostly freeride. I am in the park a bit but mainly to be with my kids. I was using a Burton Baron Wide 167 and switched to a Never Summer SL - 161 (my feet are 10.5). It's easier to turn and still feels good at speeds whipping down the mountain carving.

Whne I talked to the guys at NS I was debating between a 163 and the 161. They told me that with the way I am riding the 161 would be great - which it has. These boards are also able to handle your weight with no problem.
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 12:50 PM
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It might help if you mention what you want to ride with the board..park, groomers, pow, etc.
Sorry guys.. I thought I had that in the original top thread.

I plan to ride 80-90% groomers but will ultimatly end up trying a few jumps and some powder. Not really a park guy.. at least I don't think. Pretty much just down hill then back up.. repeat.
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