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Old 12-19-2007, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how's it goin everyone. question, so if selecting board size is determined by weight and not height, does this rule also apply to the different styles of riding? ie...do i need the same size board for freestyle as i would freeride? also what am i looking for when i'm buying new bindings. and how long before you buy new equipment? the equipment i'm using now are a k2 fuse wide board 159cm, rossignol hc500 bindings and k2 boa boots. all of this stuff is from 2004 or 2005, i can't remember. also my weight at the time of purchase was 225lbs, now i'm 205. my height if it matters is 5'10. if some of this stuff has already been answered, i appoligize in advance. i'm new to this forum and i haven't been able to utilize the search ability as best as i want to. thanks for help everyone.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From what I've read, everything you've mentioned (height, weight, riding style) goes into determining board size, and there is definitely a difference in size for freeride and freestyle boards. Generally a freestyle board will be shorter, and structurally different as well. As for when to buy new equipment, I guess there are several situations when buying new equipment would be necessary. Obviously if your shit breaks you're gonna need new stuff lol. If you are transitioning from freeride to park or vice versa you might want to look into new equipment also. As I said before, the boards for each style are structurally different and that can make a big difference when you ride. Aside from that, as long as you're equipment is still in shape I don't see a reason to get new stuff. I'm sure some people will chime in about boards they've had for 3-4 years that they love.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AKA, for the past few years i have been riding a 159 ride mountain.. im 6'2" and around your weight range.i had been using some old burton bindings, and my friend just this season lent me a pair of p1's to use and the difference in control is unbelievable! .im waiting on my new 167W board and p1s to come in...anyday now..... so to answer your question, i think you should ride whatever you feel comfortable on.. there is no right or wrong board to ride... its the operator not the tool...
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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AKA, for the past few years i have been riding a 159 ride mountain.. im 6'2" and around your weight range.i had been using some old burton bindings, and my friend just this season lent me a pair of p1's to use and the difference in control is unbelievable! .im waiting on my new 167W board and p1s to come in...anyday now..... so to answer your question, i think you should ride whatever you feel comfortable on.. there is no right or wrong board to ride... its the operator not the tool...
Sometimes the operator is the tool
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Sometimes the operator is the tool
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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set myself up for that one!
No real harassment intended. I haven't read many of your posts yet, welcome!
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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haha i knew you were joshin me =P
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