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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 07:58 PM
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Can someone set me up?

hi guys
Looking at getting my first board, boot and bindings. Not to sure where to start though
Im closer to intermediate than beginner and looking at getting a all mountain board to do bit of everything

Im 6 ft and 165-170 and where a 11 boot, but am looking at getting a boot with shrinkage so hopefully wont have to worry about width.

Whats the best length for me?

We get alot of burton, some ride and k2 here in NZ

Few boards im looking at burton custom 158 or 162? not sure my size?
ride antic 160, burton duece 159

What best size for me to do bit of everything? and will 11's be a problem

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 09:05 PM
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length depends on what you ride and personal preference more than anything else, with height being a very minor factor and weight can be a factor if you are quite heavy or quite light. 90% of all mens boards are between 152 and 162, so thats only a 10 cm difference over a huge weight range (a normal adult can be anything from 140 to 200 plus pounds)

not knowing anything else i thnk most people would agree a good do anything size for you would be 157-159
but thats not written in stone, its not like you couldn't manage with a 56 or a 61 depending on the board.

the good news its hard to really fuck up a board purchase, looking past all the marketing nonsense almost every snowboard is capable of doing whatever riding you like

boots are the most crucial part, definitely read the bootfitting stickies at the top of the forums
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 09:10 PM
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thanks, that pretty much sums it up for me.
Some peaps have said between chin and nose but yea the weight thing makes more sense.
Ill have a look round for some boards around that size

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