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Old 07-22-2014, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Aloha! Assistance Needed Selecting My First Deck

Aloha from Hawaii! My wife is getting me my first board as a birthday gift. I'm definitely a noob, but am totally in love with the sport. I've only been on one boarding trip (to Whistler BC), but was pretty comfortable with linking my turns and green runs by the end of the trip.

We'll be going back to Whistler in December and I'm looking forward to using my own board. I've done a ton of research, but hoped to get some of your expertise and input on this as well.

I'm 5'8" 175lbs with a size 9.5 boot. I plan to stick strictly to cruising groomers...maybe a little powder. Cost isn't a big factor, but it would be nice to get something that I'll be able to progress on over a few seasons. I'm not interested in the park or going super fast. The boards which seemed to suit my (lack of) ability level and expected usage are:
  • Ride Manic
  • K2 Raygun
  • Rome Tour
  • Burton Process Flying V

I appreciate any input you may have on the above, as well as any other suggestions. Your thoughts on board size would also be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-23-2014, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First board, it doesn't really matter make sure it is an all-mountain and you should be good...just get the size right
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Raygun, best bang for the buck.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Raygun, best bang for the buck.
Agreed, Raygun is a great all around rockered board.

Process FV is also a really nice all around board that will probably hold up a little better at speeds than the Raygun.

Might also want to check out the GNU Carbon Credit, inexpensive, super high quality, and magna traction is awesome.
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for the recommendations, guys. I decided to go with the Raygun 159. I also took a good look at the Rossi Templar - very cool deck - but decided on the K2.

I can't wait to get my new board!

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