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Old 01-26-2011, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright! I am going Heliboarding in March and I am looking for a solid All Mountain/Freeride board that can handle the powder but still rip through the resorts in Salt Lake until then. I won't be doing much park with this board. It will mostly be my fresh snow and groomer board. Here is what I am working with:

Wt: 215 lbs
Ht: 6'4"
Shoe: Size 13 (The reason for the wide board)
Boots: K2 Maysis
Bindings: K2 Ever
Budget: $500ish
Exp Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Any advice would be great!

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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May I suggest this board: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...iath-161w.html

I have no connection to the seller, but I ride the same board (a year newer, but the tech is the same) and you'll get a board that is awesome for your needs and is only half your budget.
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Live the HighLife my friend. Stiff and responsive. It has Ride's LowPro rocker profile. Medium rocker in the nose, mellowed out to nearly flat camber in the middle, and stiffer low rise rocker in the tail. Powder machine that can eat the groomers. 159W is a good size for you. You can go one bigger if you want.

Ride Highlife Snowboard 2011

Lib Tech T.Rice 161.5cm. It is a wide snowboard with a 260mm waist. Also stiff with an excellent rocker profile. Camber underfoot with rocker in between. Also has magnetraction which gives you 7 contact points for superb edge hold on ice or crud. Very floaty board as well.

Lib Tech T. Rice Pro Model C2 BTX Snowboard 2011

Also take a look at Never Summer. Big mountain riders on these forums swear by them. From my knowledge of them, the Heritage or Premier sounds up your alley.
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That sounds about right. I have heard good things about the Never Summer stuff, too. My buddy rode the Arbor Coda and loved it, too. I am looking at the K2 Turbo Dream but the Lib Tech and Ride boards sound pretty good. Any good DC or K2 boards that fit the bill? Just wanted to get equivalents in some other brands. I like all the brands mentioned so far...
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I have the 2011 K2 Turbo Dream. Review of it here:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...ighlights.html

It's awesome in Pow, I can say that much.
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[QUOTE=MRyno;365297} Never Summer stuff, too. I am looking at the K2 Turbo Dream but the Lib Tech and Ride boards sound pretty good. Any good DC or K2 boards that fit the bill? Just wanted to get equivalents in some other brands. I like all the brands mentioned so far...[/QUOTE]

No good DC boards for us big guys.

Look into
//Never Summer Heritage, biggest size 166
//K2 Turbo Dream, biggest size 164
//K2 Slayblade, biggest size 166
//Ride Highlife, biggest 168
//LibTech Dark Series, biggest 164
//LibTech Skunk Ape, few sizes 165,169, 172, 180
*Those are all wides of course

I prob wouldn't get anything bigger than a 169.

I have a Slayblade in a 166, and I really like it. It is my go to board for POW days.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I just completed my order for a Rome Anthem Wide Snowboard and I expect to ride it next week. Although I have no experience with it, it has good reviews and seems to meet all your requirements.

PS: Shoreline of Tahoe will have a 163 of it this weekend (due to my lazy order change from 163 to 160). Check it out if you wish.

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Rome Anthem Wide Snowboard
That board barely qualifies as a wide, as its waist width is 26.1, it is also a directional board. Good luck riding switch.
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May I suggest this board: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...iath-161w.html

I have no connection to the seller, but I ride the same board (a year newer, but the tech is the same) and you'll get a board that is awesome for your needs and is only half your budget.
Hey thanks for the bump! I've dropped the price on this to $225 shipped to lower 48. OP, if you're interested send me a private message!
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In regards to the Goliath, I used to ride, actually sold it the other day. IMO, I think you may want something a little stiffer and longer.
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