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Old 01-09-2008, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so here is my dilemma, I'm 5'8 and about 175 pounds with a size 11 boot.

The two boards I'm trying to decide between are the 153cm ROME Manual and the 156cm Never Summer Legacy. I like the legacy but from what I have read it is relatively stiff.. they both have 260mm width so good for my boot size. I looked on the website and I'm not really sure how good the flex is on the rome manual but it said in the description that hiad good flex for rails.. So I'm not really sure which one I should pick.. on style alone I definitely like the legacy board and I have heard Never Summer is an awesome brand and I would expect the legacy would be great, especially for a 500 dollar board

The reason I'm concerned with the stiffness, is that I do want an all mountain board, but I am relatively interested in learning freestyle stuff, small jumps to start and maybe some rails... my skill level I would say has just reached intermediate.. can't quite do Black diamonds yet but can handle most blue slopes. Anyway, any insight you guys can provide would help.. thanks.

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Old 01-09-2008, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also another question... with size 11 boots, would I be ok with a 250mm width board or should I stick to 260mm
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldn't touch anything less than 25.5 or higher with size 11's

The Manual is basically Rome's entry level board good for everything you can throw at it.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have size 12 with a 254mm width, slight duck stance, and it works fine.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm, maybe I will look for a little more slimmer board then, because I have heard around that wide boards do turn very slow. but then again I don't want toe drag either.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the older wide boards did turn much slower, but the new one's are quick as hell. Also you have to put it in perspective... someone with a normal size foot is going to turn a wide board slower due to less leverage. If your feet are big enough to warrant a wide board it will perform the same as the comparable regular board for someone with smaller feet. It's all about proportions
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