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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 07:03 PM
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Want to order tonight!! Help me pick!!

I've been researching and researching but as you all know there is an overwhelming amount of information out there! This is my first board. I'm a beginner, but have been snowboarding a few times. I'm a decent wake boarder if that helps with your opinions. I'd like to have it home by the end of the week!!!

I'm 6'0'' 190lbs.

I want an all mountain board and will be on the east coast.

I would like to stay within a realistic budget for a first time buyer, but I want something that will last me a few seasons and thats not a POS. I think I have narrowed it down to the following boards. I've done a lot of research and this is what I came up with (BUDGET IN MIND!!) Give me some help please.


Ride Antic (09 I think)
Save on Ride Antic Snowboard 160 - Mens Snowboard Snowboarding Gear Equipment

Sierra Team Snowboard 2010
Sierra Team - Snowboards Reviews & Sale | SierraSnowboard.com

Rome Crail
Rome Crail Snowboard from Dogfunk.com

Ride Control
Ride Control Snowboard from Dogfunk.com

Never Summer Legacy
Never Summer Legacy Snowboard 2010 - Mens - ParagonSports.com

Rome Agent (2009)
o2gearshop.com

As far as bindings go, I just need a decent beginner all mountain binding. Recommendations are welcome!!!

I need to pick up boots at a local shop for size and comfort so I dont need immediate help with boots.

Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 07:24 PM
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what size boot are you, do you need a wide board?
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10.5

from what i read i can get away with a normal width board.
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Looks like two posts were created?? As mentioned on your other post, look at the SL-R too.NS make great boards!! There is a SL-R 155 selling on the forum for a good price but may be a bit too small.
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the agent, crail, antic, SL-R are all park boards.
The control is all mountain and not that great, legacy is all mountain wide

How much "freeriding" is there to do at your local hill?
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the agent, crail, antic, SL-R are all park boards.
The control is all mountain and not that great, legacy is all mountain wide

How much "freeriding" is there to do at your local hill?

Most of my riding will be all mountain. These are the boards that were recommended when I entered in my data. I want an "all round" beginner-intermediate board.

I need to stay at or under 300 for the board. 350 is the absolute max!
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I say based on this to go with the Agent. my Crails base is ridiculously soft and yesterday it got effed up with a brand new coat of wax on some ice. this is good if you plan on going to the park. but if you want something tougher, the legacy is ill. i totally want to get one soon!

[sidebar] the crail is not a park board. it is technically an all-mountain board. it is soft, but there is a directional setback so it floats awesome. just watch the wieght limit- yesterday i felt the float on my board being less than awesome since i am over the limit. [/sidebar]

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the agent, crail, antic, SL-R are all park boards.
The control is all mountain and not that great, legacy is all mountain wide

How much "freeriding" is there to do at your local hill?
the antic and sl-r are not park boards, both are all mountain.
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if youre on the east coast get a park board. there is no all mountain on these types of hills. "park boards" are for groomers which is mostly what you will be on. get a capita sierrascope 156. its awesome, fun, easy to ride and will make you love snowboarding. i took mine all over vail last week and loved every single bit of it until i got in some waist deep pow then no matter what board i had i would have sucked cause ive never seen pow.
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i just picked up the ride antic for $220. the house.com is way expensive. you really need to dig a little deeper on google before buying,you could save big money or get a much nicer board for the money. btw, the antic is atv not park.
got an email from sierrasnowboards.com saying all 09 boards are 70% off

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