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Old 10-10-2010, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am looking for a new board this year. I have a M3 Hardcore 155, at least that's what I think the name was. I'll post a picture of it at the end of this post. I wear a large boot. A size 11. Needless to say I get alot of toe drag with the board. Since it isn't a wide board. Also it seems extremely flexible. I'd rather have something with alot less flex. The cheapy bindings seem fine though. Never had a problem with them last year. So I will make a small table on my specs.

Boot Size: 11
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 160lbs
Ride Conditions: Groomed and I like some powder and darting through trees! Very little park. But I'm a sucker for embarrassing myself on a box now and then.
Prefer: Much less flex
Price Range: $200-$300

Picture of M3. Ignore the mess.


My boots also snuck into the picture, but I am getting at least a half size smaller this year, as they are slightly too large.

If anyone could please help point me in the right direction. I'd appreciate it. Thank you!
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello, I am looking for a new board this year. I have a M3 Hardcore 155, at least that's what I think the name was. I'll post a picture of it at the end of this post. I wear a large boot. A size 11. Needless to say I get alot of toe drag with the board. Since it isn't a wide board. Also it seems extremely flexible. I'd rather have something with alot less flex. The cheapy bindings seem fine though. Never had a problem with them last year. So I will make a small table on my specs.

Boot Size: 11
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 160lbs
Ride Conditions: Groomed and I like some powder and darting through trees! Very little park. But I'm a sucker for embarrassing myself on a box now and then.
Prefer: Much less flex
Price Range: $200-$300

Picture of M3. Ignore the mess.


My boots also snuck into the picture, but I am getting at least a half size smaller this year, as they are slightly too large.

If anyone could please help point me in the right direction. I'd appreciate it. Thank you!
Try looking for a 2010 season skate banana 156 wide
it might be a bit over 300 but it's well worth it
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Banana is too soft for little to no park riding. Try a K2 TurboDream, K2 Slayblade, CAPiTA BlackDeath, Ride TMS, Salomon Official, NS Heritage, or a Nitro Team Gullwing. All around 157-159. Don't worry about wide's, at 11 and the sizes you'll be looking at you'll be fine on width. Try for 10's or 09's
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I agree, skate banana doesn't make much sense for some doing little to no park. Nivek's recommendations are good, I'd throw in the NS Sl as another option to look at since its what I ride.
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I agree, skate banana doesn't make much sense for some doing little to no park. Nivek's recommendations are good, I'd throw in the NS Sl as another option to look at since its what I ride.
I guess you guys are right. I actually was going to recommend the NS but you beat me to it...
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If you are going to with smaller boot size, then you probably won't need a wide board.

Pick up a 2010 Turbo Dream if you can find one in your size (156 ideally).

Burton Custom V-Rocker is another option for you.

You might need to up your budget since you are pretty late to be purchasing previous year's boards. The pickings are real slim right now.
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The smallest boot will be a 10.5. I am currently using a 11.5 and it has some slop in it. As in my foot lifts out a little when I am carving. Only when I tighten the boots (far too much) do my feet not lift. Also there is quite alot of toe room.

Is there any drawback to having a wide board with a smaller than 11 foot?
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