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Old 12-08-2009, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi.

Started boarding 2 years ago. Have only made it out 2-3 times the first year and 4-5 last year. Always rented shitty equipment that didn't really work well for me.


This year I'm lookin to get a board of my own so I can hit the mountain all weekend every weekend but i'm not sure what i need.

not looking to break the bank here, just want some gear of my own that i can make some progress on.

im in the north east, and ride my local resorts so probably groomed/ice/packed (?)

6'2" & 180pOUnds. boot 13

not really interested in hitting the park or rails at this point.. cruising down the mountain is still challenging enough

help is much appreciated.

THANKS

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'd probably want a board somewhere between 157-159. Considering you're boarding mainly in hardpack/ice, look at Libtech or Gnu boards with MTX/magnetraction. Take a look at their websites, pick a board that you like and post up here for more comments.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I will recommend the NS SL-R 158. Vario seems to grip ice as well as magne but without the "hook" of magne.
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I'm the same size, and man 157-159 seems awfully short. I've been riding a heavy plank of a 163W forever A 158 would feel like a toy kiddie board.
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I'm the same size, and man 157-159 seems awfully short. I've been riding a heavy plank of a 163W forever A 158 would feel like a toy kiddie board.

157-159 is a perfect size for somebody 180 lbs. if they've only been out 6-8 times i would even lean towards a 157. i'm about 175 lbs. and prefer a 159 as my everyday ride. granted i have a 156 to goof around on and a 169 for big days...i still find the 159 capable of everything i want to throw at it.
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Hey Bud,

What stance width and angles to you ride? With size 13 we need to be a little careful about width for you.

Being that you ride hardpack, and have no interest in park/pipe, you will want a traditional camber board. Do you have a brand preference?

A few more details and we will all be able to make some specific suggestions.
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I will recommend the NS SL-R 158. Vario seems to grip ice as well as magne but without the "hook" of magne.
forgot about vario...so add NS to my list.
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