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tarheel4985 03-01-2010 09:23 AM

First Board Purchase Suggestions
I'm looking to purchase my first board and wanted to get others' opinions about what I should look for. I'm trying to get something relatively cheap (under $250-300 if possible) but I want something that will last me at least a season or two. I've only ridden twice so I'm an absolute beginner. I'm 6'6", 230 lbs. and I wear a size 14 shoe, so I'm pretty much forced to get a board in the 164-168 cm range and a waist of 260 mm or more. I'm looking more for a Freeride/All Mountain board because I don't see myself in the parks for a couple more seasons. I'm in Colorado so a good powder board would be helpful as well. Do you guys have any suggestions?

I've been eying a few of the Burton boards lately, specifically the Mayhem, Bullet and Custom. I found some pretty cheap Burton Moto boots so I'm gonna try those for a little while and eventually get something nicer. I also found some K2 Indy bindings cheap, so I'm really just looking for the board. Unless you guys think these boots and bindings were a waste of money and I should get something else (I got the boots for $35 and the bindings for $50). Thanks for your help.

saudade101 08-25-2010 11:05 PM

the 2009 Burton Mayhem was my first bought board, after having about 4 weeks of boarding under my belt. Not sure if it'll be wide enough for you, being 258mm. Im a size 12 boot it was just right for me. Not sure of the widths of the Custom, but 2 of my friends have Customs and they have nothing bad too say about them. Only thing, you'll have to get ICS compatible bindings, which for me, sucks!

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