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Old 10-30-2007, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool so i'm getting a board...

Ok so I'm getting my first board and I need a little help. I'm 5' 11'' about 170 and I plan on riding around the mountain. Basically I've decided I need an all around board. I've looked at several boards and the one that I really like, the salomon prospect, is at the peak of my budget at roughly $400.

Honestly, I've decided on this board for two reasons 1) the price of the board 2) and the art on the board.

I believe I need a length around 158 and I'm going to need size 11 boots. In addition, I'm 22 years old, consider myself an intermediate snowboarder, and I don't plan on growing anymore.

So basically my question is this: would the salomon prospect suit me? What else is out there that I should definately be considering. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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With that price range I would also check out some boards from Rome and NeverSummer...they make great boards as well. Also, 158 should be an alright length imo.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you want to keep the price down, gnu carbon high beams ride really well for beginners and start at 299. but if price is no option, rome all the way.

is your name relevant to the venture brothers?
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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152 or 156 LibTech SkateBanana IMO. Stiff nose and tail are great for jumps and cruising. Lots of flex in the center for riding park. MagneTraction and Banana Technology (reverse camber)

this years gnu's are pretty nice as well. I am 5'10" 175lbs I picked up a 156 SkateBanana (no 152's out there on the proform yet this year) and a 152 Ride Kink.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'm actually hoping to spend between 300-350 but I am willing to spend up to 400 if it's worth it.

So no one knows anything about the salomon prospect, or salomon in general?

And I got my name from a shins song, haha, not venture bros.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Salomon makes really awsome boards. I'm not too familiar with their boards, but I venture a guess that the Prospect would be a medium flex board. Though I am not sure.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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With your feet being size 11 you may want to look into some mid wide boards seeing that you could run into some heel and toe drag with a normal width. Here are some to look at:

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Depends on stance width, and angles though.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I agree. The reason I mentioned a mid wide is that a size 11 is the absolute cut-off for the Prospect unless he has a lower profile boot like the F series where an 11 actually fits like a 10. Just a suggestion though. The Salomon Arnie 5000 is the same type of board at a slightly wider width (a little more expensive too).
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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a Nitro Team snowboard is pretty sick. They have good art work version for this year and its at $400.

Nitro Team Art Attack Freestyle Snowboard from Backcountry.com

oh and they also have the board in wide... but i think the regular width 159 would be perfect. i wouldn't go lower than 157 though. Its a all mountain freestyle board.

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