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Old 11-03-2009, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats up everyone,

I just recently moved to New Mexico from Michigan, I have been a boarder for about 10 years. However going from MI to NM is a big change as far as conditions and terrain, i'm looking to buy a new set up and need some advice. I don't do any park and want to start venturing off course into some back country in the next year or so.

Im 6'2" 185 pounds with a size 12 boot. Im kind of in that gray area as far as looking for a wider board but wanted some expert advice. Id consider myself an intermediate rider looking to get to the next level.

Also, I found this company on a different forum and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them?: Blank Snowboards

Thanks for all the help!

-Brian
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By the way im not looking for a list of boards or anything crazy, just some help on length/width and what I should be watching out for.

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Old 11-03-2009, 02:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for that Link, but like I said, its recommending a mixture of mid-wide and normal width boards. Thoughts on which way to go?
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i am pretty sure and can go normal width if your angles are right. if any of your stance angles is less than 15 or 8 degrees, than go wider. if above 15 than go normal. or maybe you should take your boot to the shop and see. i don't really know the answer to your question 100% i too am a noob. maybe you can go wide board just in case. i suggest the never summer legacy or sl
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks!

I have just heard bad things about the wide boards, but maybe im mis informed.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ppl say if you can stay away form wide you should, but honestly, if you need a wide don't hesitate. you will just have to adjust a little and when you do, i bet you can ride a wide board just as good as a regular one. also, it is about having fun, your not a pro or anything so you don't really have to ride a regular width board to get the benefit from it opposed to wide. also, some people like have no toe or heel hanging out from their boards.
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