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Old 12-30-2010, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a little help trying to find a new board. I have been riding for two seasons and am looking to upgrade. My problem is I am a big fella, and I don't know what to get.

6'9" tall
320 lbs
size 15 shoe

After looking at the posts and doing the research, everything points to the Skunk Ape 172, but it is hard to think of going 6 bills deep for a new board. Is there anything else out there that can handle my weight.

My current board is a Burton Bullet 167. It was good to learn on, but it starts to feel unstable at speed. Is it the board or just my inexperience that makes it feel that way.

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Old 12-30-2010, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Never Summer Legacy in a 174 is another option.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, i will check it out.
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I'm a big boy to, and I have an affinity towards the Nitro Magnum Gunslinger.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nitro Magnum 168

Ride Yukon 168

good affordable boards
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dude's 6'9" and 320, that's a whole different level of big. I think a board in the 168 range is too small for him... He's gotta go into the mid 170's don't you think?
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Yeah, def in the 170's. Couple guys in my crew are like 6'3"-6'4" 220-240 something like that, and they ride 164-165 all mountain.
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Dude's 6'9" and 320, that's a whole different level of big. I think a board in the 168 range is too small for him... He's gotta go into the mid 170's don't you think?
agreed....
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arbor a frame 170
ride highlife 172
never summer legacy 174
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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the only problem with the legacy is the weight. I am 290 and even a board that feels like concrete to someone at 150 will feel like a noodle under the weight. I would try for the premier F1 from neversummer since it is stiffer. It comes in a 171. I ride a smokin snowboard KT-22 which is a fairly stiff all mountain board with rocker and magnatraction. the rocker/camber of neversummer will really help you on the edges with your turning/carving/stopping. when you are on hard pack and ice I am betting you slip alot and have a hard time holding the edge, the R/C from neversummer really does help this for us big dudes. The clash rocker on the smokin helped me alot. It will help you float a little more on powder too rather than nose dive it.....

The other option would be to call up a company like Venture snowboards. They are a place in Silverton CO. They make a board with a 28cm width which will help with your shoe size. They make up to a 174 I believe but it is a pow board. The all mountain board they have only goes up to 168 long/28 width. This would still help you alot with 3 cm more width to float, mathematically it is more surface area than they 174 with 25cm width, they also have rocker in their boards.....

All these boards run in the $5-700 range. I got a blemish board from sierra at tahoe snowboard shop online. It was $400 for the normally $579 smokin board.....
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