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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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6"6' light weight rider board selection help pls

Hi i am looking for a couple of suggestions for a board, im 6"6', 200 pounds, with size 14 feet. I was looking at a nitro magnum or ride yukon, but im wondering if they are 2 stiff for me weight. I am fairly new but a quick learner, hitting small park jumps, and carving, want to try some off pist this up coming year. Now for the embarrassing part, i ride a 167w avalanche board (don't laugh to hard it was cheap lol). Any advice would be appreciated.
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I'm almost exactly the same size as you except you're an inch taller than me.

Next years Never Summer Heritage is the closest to a do it all stick that I've personally ridden. Incredibly smooth stick with good edge hold.

I will be getting one in a 159w or slightly longer as my do everything stick.

My suggestion is you do the same and you will have a stick that will grow with you and last a very long time.

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So you think a 167 is probably to long then? if i go to a 161 or 159 will it be slower? I checked the specs and i do like that it is still around a 26" wide stance when maxed out.
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You don't need to go any longer then a 164 unless your searching for a back country stick.

And if you keep pretty much any current board waxed properly, it's going to go as fast as you can handle.

Never Summer uses a very good base material as well. I can assure you speed will not be something lacked.

And the old days of getting a board that's length is between your chin and nose is long gone. Weight and type of riding you wish to accomplish with the stick are the important factors when figuring length. And these new techs with reverse camber ride roughly 3cm longer then they actually are, based on old standards.

I currently have a 161w as my "do it all" stick and I don't plan on going any longer then that. I weigh around 185-200

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Thanks alot for the info
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I'm about the same size, and if I had to only have one board it would be my 166 Heritage X-R. It's not so long that it gets to be cumbersome to turn, but it's also big enough to provide good floatation in pow and a nice long edge for carving.
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So im guessing never summer makes a nice board. Its 100% recomended in this forum lol.
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So im guessing never summer makes a nice board. Its 100% recomended in this forum lol.
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does anyone know the max stance width for the heritage or SL NS boards? I am also looking at the nitro gullwing, its max looks like 25.5 inches.
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Also, does anyone know anything about the sierra reverse crew? I like the price lol.
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