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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 03:13 PM
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Help with buying a board?!?

I've been looking at boards for about a month and I'm still rather confused. I'm 6'2, size 12 feet,and athletic. From what I understand I need a board about 160cm. I go boarding 2-3 times a season usually renting a board, bindings and boots. I don't go off jumps that much but I really like control in a board. I usually go down the lower half of the mountain but I assume that if I aim for a board with great control then monitoring my speed won't be a huge issue. Please help with any suggestions or specific boards that might be a good first buy! Thanks.
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you will want to include your weight too as this can have an effect on what board would work well for you. With size 12 feet you will also want a wide board. Also if you want specific details give us a budget within too work.
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ya sorry. I'm about 185-190, varies with the seasons haha. Also, I can spend 400 or less.
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just a board then? you have boots and bindings as well already?
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Well no but I'm most confused about the board. I'm fairly educated on bindings and boots.
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you can get away with as low as a 157 cm board that is a wide (the shorter the board the better typically for free-style). don't go any bigger than a 64 with your weight. lHere are some ideas for you below:
K2 Slayblade Wide Snowboard 2010 : Snowboards | evo

Burton Operator Channel Wide Snowboard 2010 : Snowboards | evo

K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2010 : Snowboards | evo

Ride Kink Wide Snowboard 2010 : Snowboards | evo freestyle deck

Burton Blunt Wide Rocker Snowboard 2010 : Snowboards | evo
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