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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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In need of help.

Hi there Ive been searchin through heeps of Boards on Ebay and Local shops but have no idea what im lookin at? Assistance in the shops are crap... they just said buy this buy that.
After spending most of the morning on here i thought u guys would give me 100% better advice.
few people have said i might need a WIDE board??
Ive been Snowboarding 3 times now and cant wait for the lads holiday to Bulgaria 27th december!!!

Im 6'0" and 198lbs Size 11 uk Boot.
My Budget is 250 around $400.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 02:33 PM
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That puts you at 11 1/2 US boot...your right on the edge really for a midwide board..whether you do it or not is really up to you and how wide the board you want is.

I'd think you'd want like a 158-160? Giving specific board recommentations is hard ...

I'd do something like this though
$150ish on NEW quality boots, you may be able to find some $250-300USD boots for sale for really cheap...sizing and fit becomes the main issue as you should never buy boots online unless you've tried them on. You can have a 500 dollar board but if your boots dont fit you like a glove and you cant wear them without pain/discomfort then it doesnt really matter how awesome your board is if you gotta stop every hour to loosen/take off your boots.

Then 100-150ish on a decent board, maybe can find a good condition used board.

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thanks !
Im going to have a look at for boots tomorrow. There is a Rome Agent 160 New for $349, the board id like is a good all round one. Would this be a good choice?? Sorry if im brief i have no experience in this field.
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hi

ive been lookin around my local dealers 2day and this seams 2 be the best setup off the advice given....

Boots - Salamon Dialogue
Board - K2 Raygun or Artec Novus ( BOTH 160 )
Bindings - Salamon Arcade.

Hope this seems Ok for Begginer Level ??

thankyou

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hi

ive been lookin around my local dealers 2day and this seams 2 be the best setup off the advice given....

Boots - Salamon Dialogue
Board - K2 Raygun or Artec Novus ( BOTH 160 )
Bindings - Salamon Code.

Hope this seems Ok for Begginer Level ??

thankyou


Hi Baz,

The term "Wide" doesn't mean much because there is no industry standard for what "Wide" is and it is used differnetly by different manufacturers. "Wide" boards these days have (mostly) become less "Wide" then they were when "Wide" was new and became overly popular.

The Raygun 160 Wide is 26.5 cm at the waist and 27.4 cm at the center inserts. Your foot size is 29.5 (although you may want to check that). That is a great fit in terms of width and also a great match for your 198 lbs. You would lose width and running surface with the Novus. It would work, but...my vote is for the Raygun.


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Im going to demo the Raygun Thursday night so cant wait!!!
Boots are really comfy plus binding look SWEET. Slowy getting towards where i need 2 be.

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Would the Rome 390 Boss Bindings be wearth while or to stiff??

Bindings all look AMAZING but i understand i need FLEX !!!
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Ive been Snowboarding 3 times now and cant wait for the lads holiday to Bulgaria 27th december!!!
Thankyou
where in Bulgaria are you going to ride? I can give you an advice regarding the cool and not so cool places to ride here in Bulgaria :-P
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We are going to borovet resort?? I hope its a good place to go dude, theres 6 of us going.
All virgins to the sport so it should be fun. We have been to our local indoor slope to get sum practice + lessons.
Already bashed my shoulder up an mangled me big toe haha

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390 bosses wont be to stiff, they are essentially a freestyle binding. They should give you as a beginner the right amount of flex your looking for. If you wanna save some dough, try and find a pair of last years, you will save $60-70.

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