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Old 08-12-2009, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Big foot snowboarder needs help

I'm not "New" to snowboarding, I've went a bunch of times over the years and never had the money to buy my own gear, and now i do. I need some all around advice on what to get. I try to do everything a mountain has to offer. I went to a board shop nearby and talked to the guys there. I talked to them for awhile tried on some boots and looked at some boards. One guy there suggested I get a Ride Yukon 168, i looked it up and it got pretty good reviews. any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated.


Height: 6 Foot 7 Inches
Weight: 230
Boot size: 16
Riding style: the whole mountain
Age: 19
budget: 700
Your location of riding: PA


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Old 08-12-2009, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say a Turbo Dream Wide 164 or a Slayblade 166 or a Goliath Wide 164 to add to your options.
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have you tried basketball or swimming
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Hack off your toes with a hacksaw saves money as you can by smaller boots and their's less need for a wider board. I'm serious do it you won't be disappointed.
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have you tried basketball or swimming
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Are those messing with sasquatch commercials really about your life?

Fuck you're a big boy. I'd say check out the Never Summer Legacy, Elan El Grande, Lib Tech Dark Series Wide to give you some more options.
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Thanks to those who actually offered me some advice. The sasquatch's and my family go way back we have a picknick every year. oh and burtonavenger this is my favorite one. His names Rob by the way.

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Old 08-13-2009, 03:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I just googled wide snowboard and this site came up, seems it has boards and prices from various shops. It may take some sorting through but worth a look.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm very similiar in size to you (6'7", 235), but only wear a size 14. I'm also in PA and to be honest unless you plan on traveling out west or up to Vermont or Canada I'd personally go for more of a freestyle/park board. I have an older Ride Mountain, which I believe is along the same lines as the Yukon and I like it in powder, but that's an extreme rarity around here. I personally plan on purcasing a Never Summer Revolver-R or Legacy-R or maybe both since I travel to Alaska and Idaho yearly. I don't have any personal experience with them yet, but something like never summers vario power grip or lib-tech/gnus magne-traction might come in handy on the icy terrain around here.

Have you had any luck with boots yet? I'm right on the edge of where it starts getting difficult with footwear.

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16's eh? Even the big boards are probably going to leave you some overhang. In fact just about any board I would think. You may check out Donek, they make a board called the Sasquatch (fitting eh?) that is produced specifically for people with size 13 feet and bigger. I've never ridden any of their boards but they do have a loyal following and appear to make a quality product. I've swapped emails with the owner on a few occasions, he has always responded to any questions I have had. I'd say shoot him an email and see if he thinks that board is big enough for your foot. He can also build a custom job for you, but of course that will probably cost you a few extra bills on top of what one of their production boards run.
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