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Old 01-03-2010, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok - I know it's my first post here, so be gentle

I am looking to get a board and bindings, but the options available are mind numbing. I am a notorious research whore, and after scouring the web, I am clueless after reading hundreds of reviews. So I am hoping that some of the real riders will give me there input. First my info-

I am 6'2 barefoot, I weigh 190 pouds in my ginch (gonch, gitch depending on where your from), and size 12 boots...- and plan to ride the slopes pver the park- hitting the jumps i can find, and drifting through the trees in hopes of a sniff of powder here and there.

I live in Calgary, Alberta, so will mostly be riding in Banff National Park (Sunshine/Lake Louise)-

I have gone to a few local shops, but they just suggest the cheapest wideboard they have in stock...

I am already comfortable with 90% of blue runs and will follow my better rider friends through the black diamonds, although abit more cauriously right now, as my gear isnt really fitting me proper- (using a standard 156 bullet)-

Some of the boards i have looked at are Rossi Mag One, Bataleon Undisputed, and Endeavor Bod.

Phew! Thanks for taking the time to read this, and i can't wait to hear some feedback, or someone whos alot better then me with an old board in a closet that needs some snowtime badly

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Old 01-03-2010, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What size boot? Do you have to have a wide board?
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OOps--- Wearing a Size 12 boot.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wide it is then



Check out:

Smokin' Snowboards KT-22 (WIDE)
NS Heritage X (WIDE)
Unity Pride (WIDE)
Unity Reverse (WIDE)
Arbor Roundhouse (WIDE)
Arbor Wasteland (MID-WIDE)
Prior AMF or MFR (Depending on which suits your riding style better)
Venture Zephyr (WIDE)26cm Waist

NS and Smokin' have 3yr Warranties
Arbor, Venture 2yr

Probably go 160cm or better at 190lbs
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