Back At Er...........10 Years Later - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2010, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
HUNT24/7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 75
Default 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


Thanks
HUNT24/7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-08-2010, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
arsenic0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 2,106
Default

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...
__________________
'09 151 Never Summer SL-R
'10 K2 T1 DB Bots
'09 Burton Cartel Bindings

Last edited by arsenic0; 02-08-2010 at 02:40 PM.
arsenic0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 283
Default

gnu park pickle is an asymmetric twin, but its mainly a park board. look into it more if it would interest you.
mrpez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,430
Default

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.
Tarzanman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 04:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
HUNT24/7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 75
Default

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
HUNT24/7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 06:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
HUNT24/7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 75
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arsenic0 View Post
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???


Thanks
HUNT24/7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 07:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
HUNT24/7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 75
Default

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.
HUNT24/7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
d00bie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 41
Default

any never summer board is a killer board.
__________________
Dark Series FTW!
d00bie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 08:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
arsenic0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 2,106
Default

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.
__________________
'09 151 Never Summer SL-R
'10 K2 T1 DB Bots
'09 Burton Cartel Bindings
arsenic0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 09:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
HUNT24/7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 75
Default

How would the Legacy R do in the park????
HUNT24/7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums