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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 07:07 PM
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Hey I'm new here and just had some questions about some gear. I started snowboarding 4 years ago and had gotten brand new gear. Option Supercap board, K2 V7 Plasma bindings, and Northwave Freedom boots. I'm 5'8 120lbs. and pretty much outgrew everything. I was in trying on a pair of Burton Tributes and they felt pretty good and the price was hard to beat. For bindings I was looking at a set of K2 Indy's, they seemed good also. Has anyone heard anything about the boots or bindings? I'm kinda stuck on the board part. For my height a 160-163 would do me, but my weight says no. I'm pretty aggressive, but just do the hills. I'm not into any of the big jumps, rails or park. I'm just a speed guy. I was wondering if I should go with the traditional board or the Wide. My budget for a board is around $275. You guys got any input?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 07:16 PM
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Hm...well how big are your boots?? I haven't used any of those setups, but my friend Kyoung just bought some 06-07 K2 Sonic bindings for $100 and they seem pretty nice.
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2007, 07:37 PM
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What's your weight, boot size?
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-2007, 05:46 AM
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I'm 120 pounds and my boot size is 11.5.
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 05:46 PM
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Ok heres what I'm thinking now:
Board - 07/08 K2 Select 163
Bindings - 07/08 K2 Indy X-Large
Boots - Burton Tribute or 2008 DC Phase Espresso size 11.5-12
Anyone see anything wrong with these?

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 07:49 PM
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at 120 pounds, i'd be surprised if a 163 wasn't too long...it would be for me at least and i weigh quite a bit more than 120.

wished i could comment on the bindings but the only k2s i've ridden are the v8 binders and i didn't care for them too much. for boots, try them on for fit and remember that a lot of boots will pack out some and feel looser after riding in them for awhile (this is definitely true of the burton freestyle and hail boots i've owned).
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 09:13 PM
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Plus at 5'8" the board would be taller than he is. Well not really but you get my point.

My brother is 5-8 and he doesn't ride anything over a 155 for an all mountain board. You get a 163, you best be keeping your board straight and not be expecting any rotational movements. Hard to find a buttery 160+ board too. At 120 lbs. the pop will be nil.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 09:21 PM
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163 is huge for you. look into 152-155

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 09:35 AM
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On the binding side, I haven't used either of them but my friend has the (slight) downgrade of the indy line (the sonic line). To me, they seem like a pretty solid set of bindings that are actually a pretty great set for $100...
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 02:42 PM
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Well I was in at your local board shop and buddy told me that the board should be right under my eyes. I'm not sure if he actually worked in the snow department or not because he didn't seem to know too much. I currently have a 4 year old Option Supercap 153. I had medium bindings and size 9 boots on there, but now I take a 11-11.5 and I would like the bigger bindings. Do you think I should get the X-large bindings with the 11-11.5 boots and just stick them on my old Option 153 or would I have to go wide because the X-large bindings say there for size 11-15?

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