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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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new board.

alright so i live i Australia and the seasons got like one more week left and i went last week cos my mate kept asking me to go. and i loved it straight away. ive been skateboarding for a few years so im pretty sure that helped me pick it up quickly.

So basically i wanna get a set up for next season so i can go all the time. Im 6" 1' and 170 pounds but thats picking up fairly quickly cos im on a muscle gaining workout. I also wear size 14 shoes. ive been doing some research and im pretty sure i need about a 162cm board and about a 26.5ish waist.

i can see my self as having a all-mountain type style cos i already skate rails and ledges when i skateboard but ill probably still do a fair bit of park stuff. but i like going down the mountain and finding jumps and doing indys, 180s and shit like that off em. i wanna also hit up powder and see what all the fuss is about.

im pretty sure i want a Rocker/camber tech board so i have a bit of versatility. or maybe a rocker with magnetraction if that has the same effect? And preferably a twin directional.
Im also planning to buy everything from the US or Canada and get it shipped, but of course ill try on as many boots as i can over here first.

so with a budget of $300 US suggest me a mother fucking board.

also is sierra any good?

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Machete 157w, Turbo Dream 157w, Signal OG 159w, Nitro Team Gullwing 157w, Salomon Grip 158w (if it came in wide last year), Agent Rocker 158w. All 2010
thanks but dont i need something in the size of 162?
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Not really. For what kind of riding you want and your weight something around a 158 is going to feel a lot better. If you were just freeriding in mostly powder and not worried about even trees at all a 162 would be the biggest I would recommend. Most of what I suggested is a form of alternate camber, meaning you'll get as much float out of them vs. a cambered 162.

Not to mention you're learning. Learning on a big board is a PITA. Trust me. I learned on a 155 when I was 14. Now at 22 and 30lbs heavier my biggest board is a 154. and that's my all mountain stick. My park boards are 147-152.

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oh k i just looked up board size calculaters and thats what was suggested. i think im gonna what till later till buy because the US and Canadian season will be almost over and boards will be cheaper. The boards im looking at, if they get cheaper in the season:
- Ride, DH2 or DH2.4, possibly the machete.
- K2, Turbo Dream
- Rossignol magtec (is rossignol any good?)
How flexible should i get the board?

Also when i rented they gave me a Morrow 159W board but i cant find it on the internet, is there any database for old boards? it was i think green or grey with a band across the deck and some sought of eagle graphic.

Thanks for helping so far.
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I doubt you'll find a 2.4/.5 later in the season. They're limited editions and they only make like 250-500 of each. No idea what the Morrow was but don't bother, they make very cheap boards. The Rossi isn't a bad board, but I think the others you mentioned will be better. I would actually recommend the Machete over the DH2 for you. I think it handles your desired riding a little better.

Board size calculators are rarely accurate. The only one I've found that works alright is the Burton board finder on their sight.

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yer i just wanted something so i could use it to compare. oh k yer it was just an option cos i liked the idea of hybrid RC tech. yer i thought so to. what about one of the boards that has lowpro tech like the antic.

should i go for twin directional and a slight set back stance? and would any of the other ones you mentioned be a better option.
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Sierra is a terrible company. Do not buy anything from them. They tried to muscle out the rest of the industry.

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^^^^thats not what he asked
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