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Old 02-26-2011, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Big Guy w/Size 16 Boots Looking for Advice

Alright, this is my first post. I've been snowboarding a few times since last year and consider myself an intermediate at experience. I live in San Diego and snowboard up in Big Bear (southern California). I have size 16 boots. I'm 6'2 and weigh 270. My riding style is just learning, carving, and attempting to take on jumps (so maybe freeride). So far both the boards I've rented were K2's.

I'm looking for a moderately priced beginner/intermediate wide snow board. I'm looking for recommendations on which wide boards and bindings to get to combat against toe drag, and what length to get. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i don't know much about diff boards but to help get rid of drag, try getting ur foot messured at a place that uses mondo points. i have size 14 shoes, I am wearing a 12.5 head boot with a reduced foot print that fits great and has reduced my to drag. If you truly have a size 16 boot ur gonna need a pretty big board or lifts. Also, i have no experience but ride claims that there boots are 2 sizes smaller while still fitting to ur foot size.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try venture snowboards. They make the widest boards I have seen yet.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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holy shit, size 16!

Go to play it again sports in PB, they have a crap load of used boards for sale, they might have something for you, and since you are learning there is no reason to drop good money on a new board.

Sports Chalet also has a labor day sale that is insane, so check that out when it's labor day.

Do you have boots? Ride makes a boot for huge guys.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah I've got size 16 Ride Big Foot boots. I like the Venture boards, but they're pretty damn expensive. I'll check out Play it Again Sports in PB. I tried the La Mesa location, but they stopped carrying snowboard equipment.
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