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Old 01-06-2010, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've snowboarded 5 times now and I am completely in love. I can go down all black diamonds, and a few doubles. But I'm purchasing my own board and gear but don't know whether to get a Wide or Normal board. I'm 16, 5'11, and about 170. Boot size is a 12. Any recommendations?
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check this site for information on what size board you should ride.


With your boot size, definitely go with a wider board. Consider buying a used board now, with the idea of replacing it next season. Most folks don't make the best choice with their first board - I didn't. Learn cheap then switch to better...just a thought ;-)

The most important thing is just go ride. Everything else will fall in place.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright thanks. The only problem is I live in Alabama and i only get to go once a year -_-

But, any suggestions for a length? I'm wanting to ride freestyle. I was looking for a 153-155. And I'm looking to spend about $200. So any help will be greatly appreciated
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Click on the link in my answer above (the words this site). It takes you to a link to a site that calculates tons of stuff. It will give you length data. It's really accurate.

If you're going once a year, definitely buy used. You can get some nice stuff around $200 that normally would sell (new) for $5-$600.
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If you are going to start going more often, and want all mountain freestyle look at the regular custom, which is a nice fun board to ride, a "step down" for 100 less is the twin, which is 1 flex rating less, better for park, because of shape etc....

Another good setup is the Ride DH2, Lib tech boards are also boards you might want to look into. A intermediate board that I thought was a cool mountain board was the Forum Image.

Speaking of forum, the Forum destroyer is a nice board
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I think I'm gonna go with a Forum Recon. 153 wide. Any objections?
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Alright thanks. The only problem is I live in Alabama and i only get to go once a year -_-

But, any suggestions for a length? I'm wanting to ride freestyle. I was looking for a 153-155. And I'm looking to spend about $200. So any help will be greatly appreciated
Once a year, soo sad. I will from now on appreciate riding on the ice covered east coast that much more.
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Once a year, soo sad. I will from now on appreciate riding on the ice covered east coast that much more.
I know
But the only reason I get to go once a year is because of baseball. My parents said that we might go down for 2 1/2 weeks to Colorado next year. Yeaaaaaaaaaa.
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But the only reason I get to go once a year is because of baseball. My parents said that we might go down for 2 1/2 weeks to Colorado next year. Yeaaaaaaaaaa.
Now we're talkin...Colorado is bound to be a good time. My sister is moving out of PA and into Colorado because her husband is in the military and his base is going to be there. I told Her she better have a guest room there, because I will be visiting often.
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I think I'm gonna go with a Forum Recon. 153 wide. Any objections?
Are you doing any park? That is a bit short for all-mountain riding especially in powder mountains like in Colorado.

156 wide is my recommendation for you.

Look for previous year stuff.
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