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Buying my first board...

Hey yall. I am buying my first snow board. Are there any brands yall can steer me toward? I am still a beginner so I don't need the best. Also sizing baffles me. I am a wakeboarder turned snowboarder so its still new to me.

I am 6'4" weigh 300 lbs and wear a size 14 shoe. Maybe someone can help me find some bargain deals and help me with sizing.
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You will need a big stiff wide board. Have a look at Nitro Magnum and Ride Yukon, they both come in 168.
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You will need a big stiff wide board. Have a look at Nitro Magnum and Ride Yukon, they both come in 168.
I went online to a board size calculator and they said a 163 is something I would need. I don't understand the width of boards...why measure the length in cm and the width in mm? Makes no sense.
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These board size calculators are not very good.

What have you been riding up to now? How was that?
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These board size calculators are not very good.

What have you been riding up to now? How was that?
I couldn't tell you what size board I rode. I have just rented them and they don't tell you what size you're riding. But I wanna buy my own versus just renting them. I can drive 45 mins north to go snowboarding here in Vegas versus driving 4 hrs east from when I was living in Nashville TN
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