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Old 04-14-2010, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question First Board Choice?

I'm new to snowboarding I'm at the point where I can carve but still fall on occasion and that's pretty much it.
I'm 5'6 about 180lbs. I'm looking to get my first board I don't want to spend too much on the board so I found these one's on sale and was wondering if you could help me pick the best one.
- Forum Stomper
- Burton Deuce
- Capita MHT
- Capita Quiver Killer
- Rome Crail

They are all for sale in the 250-300 range. (I'm guessing I need a board between 152-154 in size)
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not going to comment on the boards...

But you'll probably want to get a larger board than the range you have posted.
I'm 190lb and I use 162cm and 164cm boards. It's based off of weight, not height.

So I'd probably guess somewhere around 158 is what you're looking for.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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(I'm guessing I need a board between 152-154 in size)
Read this thread. You should KNOW what size board you need, not guess.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm 190 and ride a 158 all mtn and a 154 in the park. Two years ago I was at 175 and rode a 155 and it was more than sufficient everywhere on the mountain. I think most of it is based on preference and the only way to determine that is with experience.

You'll have to tell us what kind of riding you like to do most for us to suggest a specific board.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I went to the local snowboard shop and asked them some advice as well as a few of my snowboarding friends and I've determined a board between 152-154 would be ideal for me. I'm looking to do some basic riding down mountains, I'm not at a level where I intend to go the park or anything like that..

I've decided to get the Capita MHT. I know size wise my binding and boot choice works, and the people I've talked to said it would work to get the set up I was looking at but to make sure:
Bindings- Rome Arsenal
Boots- DC Park

does that work?
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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152-154 is small for your weight, but doable. I'm 170 lbs and ride a 155 cm on days when the snow isn't very fresh and I'm just tricking around on groomers and park. A bigger board would be better for all mountain/deep snow.

arsenals are good (basically a stripped down version of 390) and DC boots are good enough.
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man, alot of you guys ride some huge boards..... Im 290 and ride either a 159W or a 164. I am very comfortable on these boards. The only days I have any issue with them is when it is icy, I cant keep my edge very well......
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