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Old 04-06-2010, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

I'm a 6'3 205lb boarder with size 14 boot.

I started boarding this season and am addicted! I've been riding a Burton 2010 Supermodel (172) which has been fantastic but am looking to try out some park/freestyle and looking for a new board for this (leaning towards some kind of twin, rocker, not as stiff as my current board, most likely gona need to be a wide).

I'd love to hear from riders of a similar build to myself who have freestyle boards as I seem to be off the chart in terms of maximum height / weight. Basically wondering if there's anything I should be aware of or look for in a board being bulkier than the average park rider

As for boards, my forum trolling is pointing me towards something like:
-sierrascope
-sierra stunt
-park pickle

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 04-06-2010, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dude im 6'3 at 210, size 10 foot....i got the ss at 156, but i think u should get the park pickle 159 wide, i think u'll love it!
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We're about the same size

I ride a 162 Capita Black Death for my freestyleish stick

Looking into a YES! stick for next season though.

You would def like a 2011 Never Summer Heritage around a 162-164 length. Not sure exactly what lengths they have in the Heritage around that size

Don't go bigger then a 164 for what you want... Your not as big as you think
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We're about the same size

I ride a 162 Capita Black Death for my freestyleish stick

Looking into a YES! stick for next season though.

You would def like a 2011 Never Summer Heritage around a 162-164 length. Not sure exactly what lengths they have in the Heritage around that size

Don't go bigger then a 164 for what you want... Your not as big as you think
i second that!! for park 159-162 i think would be ur range, but if its for more park, i def say 159ish, u'll love it!
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Basically you are going to be off the charts for any board but it really doesnt matter, I am similar size to you and I actually rode a 172 supermodel last year so I know exactly where you are coming from. The supermodel is big and stiff, basically anything shorter you are going to be able to really get ontop of and flex really well. I have purchased a never summer slr 164 which feels like a park stick compared to the supermodel even though most would think its a bit big and stiff, guys our size have a lot more influence over a board than a guy weighing in at 150lb. In my opinion you dont want a really soft board, you just want a shorter board.
I also purchased a 159 sierra reverse crew for goofing around on, aside from being rediculously cheap ($180 atm) this board is very flexible but doesnt feel like its going to fold and snap under my feet like I am sure some of the real flexy boards would. Remember that super flexy boards are designed to be ridden by lightweight guys, you jump on one at 205lb and its gonna be noodlefest. I think the 160w reverse crew would be perfect with its waist width of 261mm its about as wide as your gonna get.
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I thought I'd get kind of creative with my suggestion

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Old 04-06-2010, 11:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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wow guys thanks for all the advice! Glad to hear that I won't be a gimp (practice permitting!) on a park board

I gotta say the never summer revolver looks sick. Only problem its WAY more than my other options (seirra reverse crew, sierra stunt)... likewise with the park pickle. I just dont know if they're worth an extra $200+ dollars vs a sierra stunt. I have the cash but don't know if it's really worth it... thoughts?
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Oh and ETM I'm glad to hear you say you think the supermodel is stiff. I keep reading online that its only moderate or 'mid' stiff... pressing on that thing is damn hard lol!
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Ultimately, that is up to you. Take a look around the forum and you can find plenty of people that have either seen or had Capitas with questionable durablility (but, to be fair, you can also find plenty of people that are very happy with their Capitas). If I had one word to describe NS it would be bombproof. Board for board, they're the toughest boards I've encountered. The Sierra Burton boards are a helluva deal right now though.
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wow guys thanks for all the advice! Glad to hear that I won't be a gimp (practice permitting!) on a park board

I gotta say the never summer revolver looks sick. Only problem its WAY more than my other options (seirra reverse crew, sierra stunt)... likewise with the park pickle. I just dont know if they're worth an extra $200+ dollars vs a sierra stunt. I have the cash but don't know if it's really worth it... thoughts?
They are definately worth the money if you are going to spend time on it, which I think you will. I cant see myself riding the supermodel anymore in all honesty unless im looking to do speed runs.

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Oh and ETM I'm glad to hear you say you think the supermodel is stiff. I keep reading online that its only moderate or 'mid' stiff... pressing on that thing is damn hard lol!
Its not mega stiff like a plank but its the length that makes it hard to press, its all about leverage and you have a lot less leverage on the 172 compared to a shorter board.
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