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Old 11-30-2010, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Advice needed for first board (large feet)

Hi I'm 6 foot 4 210 pounds with size 14 feet.

I live in Saskatchewan so there isn't much for elevation here.

Never have boarded before but have skied maybe 9 times and once in the real mountains.

What kind of board should i get?

I really like the Libtech Skunk-Ape probably a the 161 Wide cause it will mostly be used at crappy Table "mountain".

Is this board too much for a first?

I would rather not be buying another board next winter.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Anybody anybody for advice on a first, wide board?
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I say go for it, with the new C2 camber these new boards are much more forgiving than their old camber counterparts. I should work well for you, and once you master it you still have a board that will keep up with your skill level. As I said in other threads I started on a GNU billygoat 166 regular camber no MTX and it rode me for a while but when I mastered it I was glad I chose it because it is a faaast board and was not something I would ever grow out of.
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I say go for it, with the new C2 camber these new boards are much more forgiving than their old camber counterparts. I should work well for you, and once you master it you still have a board that will keep up with your skill level. As I said in other threads I started on a GNU billygoat 166 regular camber no MTX and it rode me for a while but when I mastered it I was glad I chose it because it is a faaast board and was not something I would ever grow out of.
Sweet, thanks a bunch!
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, you should totally get a wide board with a size 14. Dude, since you a beginner, my advice to you would be too read:
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/wel...nt-guides.html

You should get a rather flexible board, maybe a bit shorter than whats suggested for your height. Why? Well it simply easier to handle the board if your a beginner when the board is flexible and "short". Will you go on ski trips or do you have a nice local mountain which you can develope your skills effective? Do you learn fast? Every factor about you and your skills is of vital importance when buying a new board, that is if you want to improve fast. Maybe you want to consider renting a beginner board for a few days before upgrading you clauset? It might be the cheapest way to go in the end, you dont want to wind up buying a new board cause yours is to advanced, neither do you want to have to upgrade your board after only a few days ridden because it's just too flexy and short. Well, when it all comes to a conclusion it's all about the size of your wallet.
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