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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 03:51 AM
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Doable or not?

A friend of mine offer me to sell his never used(!) 2008-2009 Custom X for a merly 300$.
It's a 160cm board and just what i'm looking for in performance. The one problem is
that i ride forum Kickers size 12. I'm wondering if the toe drag won't be too much of a
problem since the boards width is 25 cm. What do you guys think? Does the kicker have a
smaller imprint, so that it should be possible, or am I screwed?

Ps: I ride -12 15, I'm 1.87m and weigh 85 kg
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any boot over 10.5 demands a wide board. I would not do it even though that's a great board and deal.


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its way too skinny for your boots, they make wide boards for a reason and one of the dumbest things people do is try to assume some stupid stance that doesn't work for them in order to ride a more narrow board. sure you'll get a good deal but the toe drag will be ruining your day anyway.
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custom x is a bit thin, at 250 for a 160. thats made for under a ten ideally. with a 12 you are going to want about 260.

and he isnt giving you the greatest deal of all time, sierra can get you a brand spanking new warranted custom x for 349.99$ in 159w.
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custom x is a bit thin, at 250 for a 160. thats made for under a ten ideally. with a 12 you are going to want about 260.

and he isnt giving you the greatest deal of all time, sierra can get you a brand spanking new warranted custom x for 349.99$ in 159w.
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Well, in Belgium the board retails for about 690EUR, so it's a more than
50% reduction I have to agree it's a nice sale, but if I order it
from that site I'll be up to my neck in VAT's at the border


Had an idea! I've got some relatives living in the US. If I send
the package to them (Burton won't retail outside the US -_-) and
make them send the package to me through DHL as a gift, that ought
to make it a tax free package right?

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Your plan may avoid the taxes. It's probably best to check with your local taxation office to find out. It would be terrible for you to go through all this just to get taxed anyways.
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no it won't work, when dhl ships it they will ask for a value for insurance, and there will be limits on the value of gifts, so you will get hit with the taxes. not too mention it will cost about 150 us to ship it anyway.
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Well you have a pretty ducked out stance already so toedrag may not be an issue.
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^^even if it costs $150US to ship, it'll still work out much cheaper than if he purchased it in Belgium.
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Ok, so I decided to see what it would give to put my boot on the 160, since getting the 159W was a really big hassle...
Once mounted on i had an overhang of +- 3.5 cm on the back and +- .85 cm on the front... This seemed quite acceptable to
me, what do you guys think?

The problem now is that I can only get my hands on the cartel est's 07-08 whilest I don't really find them a good match colorwise...
Should i wait 'till next seasons are out, or just go with it?
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