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Old 11-01-2007, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am returning to the sport after 7 years absence. since i last boarded i have grown and am now 6 foot 225lbs. size 12 boots. I will be boarding mostly the rocky mountains (freeride style). board price range 400-500. looking at maybe used bindings, or around the 150 mark. any recommendations will be a great help.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi. Welcome to the forum! With that budget I would certainly check out boards from Rome, NeverSummer, Lib Tech, Gnu, & possibly Burton as well. As for bindings, I would try to grab some Rome Targas if I were you, maybe some from last year if you don't want to spend too much $. Another good binding option are the Rome 390s. They should serve you pretty well freeriding out in the mountains as well. Do you have boots already?? Just wondering... Hope this helps!
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you riding pow? Or just alotta groomers and such?
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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some powder, mostly groomed runs. occasionally building our own jumps and hiking. I dont have any boots. also I am thinking that i need about 160 - 165?

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Old 11-01-2007, 11:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lduerksen
I dont have any boots.
You might want to get a pair of those first.

Sorry, I guess I am playing the obvious game today.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey man welcome to the forum. Um with your budget you can end up with a pretty sweet setup. I'm gunna agree with St.Stark and tell you to check out some Rome gear; not only cause its my preferred brand but they make alot of decks for riders with bigger feet. I'm gunna say check out the Manual it is essentially a Crail for some one with size 11+ feet. It's should also fit in to the criteria for what kind of riding you said you were gunna do. As far as boots go, go to your local shop and try some pairs on and don't cheap out on boots either.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey for boards and the Rocky Mountains, see if you can find a Unity Dominion board in their wide model. I have demo'd this board for years on end and it almost has always been the top performer I demo that year. They are a small company out of Colorado.

Rome is solid and always make great boards. So you can't really go wrong with them either.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Got some boots, burton hail size 11.5, thinking about wide boards

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