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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Need help picking out a board...

Hey im looking for a board that can preform nice in powder and park. Ive snowboarded for a couple of years and im looking to progress so i need a nice board.

It's important for me that the board is a "twin" board. I'm quite tall (1.9m) so i should probably go for a 158 board? And with my height i have about size 12 boots (46) so should i choose a wide board?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2010, 03:30 PM
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most everyone here is gonna say neversummer, lib tech or gnu

...but I'm gonna say bataleon riot - it's a true twin and comes in a 159 cm. If you don't like the 2011 graphics, specs haven't changed in the past few seasons.

Bataleons have a little wider waist widths on their standard boards than most. I wear about 11 size boots on my 155 cm riot.
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Well the thing is.. with pow you're gonna wanna run big and with the park you're gonna run smaller. You're gonna definitely want to go with a wide board in most cases. At 1.8m I'd think you are gonna have to go with at least a 160 but it really depends on how much you weigh
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Yeah im about 80kg, so im not so heavy. I can't wait to get this season started =D Just need to find a board first
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Salomon Grip 157, CAPiTA Indoor FK 158, Forum Destroyer Chili 158, K2 Darkstar 159, Flow Era 158, or an Arbor Westmark 159.

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im selling a never summer SL in 155. i think itll be ok for your weight especially int he park, and witht he rocker in it and dampness/weight of the board, it should be stable for charging and float well inpow too. pm me if you're interested!
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hmmm how much for said NS board. we're bringing these into our shop likely next season but i dunno if I can wait until then. Then again maybe I can finagle the rep to lend us some demo boards. But yeah it sounds like about 155 for park, maybe 160 for freeride.
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How about the Forum Recon board? It's not too expensive and seems nice for park, but i don't know how it does in POW!
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Since it's cambered.. thats a plus. May work..
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Do you think the forum destroyer chilly dog would work with my boot size? Can't get the board in wide unless i order it. Kinda want that board
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