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Old 10-15-2010, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I read the stickies and searched old posts, but wasn't able to find what I am looking for. The basics:

Weight: 200
Height: 6'4"
Foot: 13 (need wide board)
Style: Freeride, very little park time
Ability: Advanced
Location: Colorado
Price Range: Open, but looking for a deal

Though I've been riding, I haven't been shopping for a long time. Replaced other gear as it failed, but I've been on the same Burton Canyon since 2001. Meant to replace it for the last few years, but boards cost the same as plane tickets...

Looking for everyone's input. Extra points if you can link me to a good deal.

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Brian
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Damn you're a big dude you'll probably want something in the 165+ range. Check out Nitro boards. They do it right when it comes to all mtn.
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You won't believe this but as I exited this page to whiskey militia they had a K2 Format 165 wide for $154.00. That's prob exactly what you're looking for.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Done. $165 shipped. Cheap enough that I can try again if I don't like it! Thanks

EDIT: Looking at the reviews, the K2 might be a little lower end than I was looking for. I can always return it if I go another direction.

Nitro has boards (Team and Team Gullwing)that they seem to be categorizing as all mountain, but then writing up with a park focus. Is that just me? Is the Magnum a better fit?

Looks like the Ride Yukon or Highlife would be better (stiffer/faster) options for not much more $.

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Old 10-15-2010, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's a $400 board so I'd say it's mid level but I don't really pay too much attention to all that jazz. I rode a Nitro T1 that was $400 for 2 seasons and the went with the upgrade to the Nitro Misfit at $550and in all honesty I think the T1 was the better board. The Format is still an aggressive and responsive board that will rip hard anywhere you ride it.
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You won't believe this but as I exited this page to whiskey militia they had a K2 Format 165 wide for $154.00. That's prob exactly what you're looking for.
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