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Back At Er...........10 Years Later

Hey guy's I will be taking up snowboarding again after a 10 year break to start a family & heal a couple busted knees.

I originally started riding when I was 15, I knew nothing about snowboarding & the board shop sold me a 158cm directional, (5150 forget what model) I used it for a year & absolutly hated it, it turned like crap & jumped even worse. The following year I got a Simms 149cm twin & loved that board to death, I used it untill I retired at 22.

I am looking for a good all round board, I will be riding groomed trails making bomb runs & hard turns 50% of the time & catching some air in the park the other 50% of the time, (NO RAILS!).

I would like to stay around 155ish in length (I liked the shorter boards handling) & a true twin because I hated all directional boards I had tried & would be nervous to drop a grand on a board I don't like.

I have looked online & they a ll seem to reccomend a humongeous all mtn directional board & it seems like all the twins are park only pretty much.

I would like a better quality board also, I'm a big guy that goes hard.

Here are my stat's

Weight- 6'1" 250lbs

Boot size- 12

Riding style (do you like to charge steeps? Spin 7's/9's, ride groomers?)-50% groomers, 50% park (NO RAILS)

Age (are you still growing and puttin on weight?)-32

budget (if you have one)- no more than $1000

Your location of riding-Crabbe Mtn New Brunswick


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A lots changed honestly in board tech and what you can do, as a lot of boards are a lot lighter and yet can be stiffer with more pop.

Honestly i think 155 is too small for someone your size...160ish min i would say if you wanted more park oriented...otherwise near 170ish for a straight bomber board at your size...somewhere in the middle for all mountain.

True twins as you mentioned are typically park oriented boards. Maybe a directional twin?
I assume 1000 is for everything yes? Boots/Bindings/Board? You should have no problems getting good gear...

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gnu park pickle is an asymmetric twin, but its mainly a park board. look into it more if it would interest you.
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A modern 155 park board will be all sorts of small and noodly for someone of your weight. I'd look at a 158-161 range.
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Yeah, I've been out of the game for a while, I don't have any idea how much snowboarding has advanced in the last 10 years, back in the day a 160 plus board was huge & handled like crap, atleast the ones I tried.
As you know I live in New Brunswick (yeah yeah I know haha) & there isn't alot of opportunity to try different boards so I will have to buy without test riding anything.... shitty
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I assume 1000 is for everything yes? Boots/Bindings/Board? You should have no problems getting good gear...

I was thinking $1000 MAX for board only, but don't want to reach max if I don't have to.


Wow, how does a 160 plus board turn, jump & spin???
Can you ride switch easily on a directional twin???


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What about the NS Legacy R???????? Any good??????

They seem to be quite a popular brand & the Legacy R seems to fit the description of what I am looking for in a board. Although the web site doesn't have much info.
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any never summer board is a killer board.

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The Legacy-R would be ideal for you, especially if you are looking at bombing runs as it is very damp and fairly stiff so you should be able to fly down groomers or chop no problem..its the wide version of the SL-R which i own..great board.

Your just so big i have a hard time recommending a shorter board to you...

Honestly i would private message Vman here on the forums, and shoot NS a email or call them up and give them your stats...real great company to deal with...they will probably say the Legacy-R and will give you an idea for size..im tempted to say the 166 or 170 is what they will say at your weight.

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How would the Legacy R do in the park????
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