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Old 03-17-2009, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, what's up?

Im going off to college in Vermont next year, and Im looking to buy a new board that fits me better than what I have now. I like to do everything on the mountain including ride the park for a while, but Im not exactly an avid park rider. I am an intermediate rider, however Im looking for a board that will hopefully last me a while and also provide some stability at higher speeds.

Here are the problems. I am 6'1", 185 lbs. and have a size 12 boot. I know I need a wide board, but how wide should I go? Any suggestions on boards? I know its out of season and im really looking to spend anywhere from about 200-400 dollars. Thanks a lot.

Ps, I am pretty well fit so I am thinking that if I get a fairly flexible board, but maybe a little bit longer that It will serve me well and I will be able to handle it because of my strength? I was thinking a 163 K2 Darkstar wide? Let me know what you think.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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love me some darkstar, had an 06 and road the crap out of it, bought a hero, not as big of a fan. Good choice for what you are looking for, I would highly recommend it. I think I am going back to k2 next year with either a www, parkstar, jibpan.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try and find this years Jibpan on sale in a 159. If you don't feel safe with the width then look for a CAPiTA Mid Life 158. Its a midwide. So at a size 12 it would be like riding a standard board on size 10's. Just the perfect width.
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Bataleon Riot. You'll shred in the park and all across the mountain. Plus TBT will be the best thing to happen to you since you discovered snowboarding .
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Bataleon Riot. You'll shred in the park and all across the mountain. Plus TBT will be the best thing to happen to you since you discovered snowboarding .
lol dark, alot of your posts i've noticed lately are you and promoting bataleons.

I just so happened to pick up an '08 riot , I'm really excited to try out the TBT and see what all of the fuss is about.
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