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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Board advise needed!! Need your opinion

I would really like help choosing the right size board from you guys! Im looking for a fast and agile board for pistes and the odd bit of deep powder but ive no intention of getting involved in parks with this board!


Style:
Ive read a good few articles on what boards to buy and they all seem to be telling me the same thing when it comes to the style of board; i need a freeride board!


Length:
This is the part im really confused about...there are so many conflicting opinions online and offline about the ideal size for me! Weve established i need a freeride board and im 80kg (177 pounds) and not really going to be getting any bigger/smaller anytime soon.

These are the recomendations ive gotten from these sites, using the info i have in this thread:

CJU.com - 162cm
Snowboardlenghtcalculator.com - 159cm
Snowboardusa.com - 162cm
Snowboardingforum.com (sticky thread) - 155cm - 160cm
Frostyrider.com - 159cm


Width:
Im a size 11 UK (11.5 US) boot, so im guessing i need something around 250 to prevent toe drag!? Keeping in mind id like to keep the board as agile as possible so i dont want to go wider than i need to.



Questions:
1. What length do you think i should go for?
2. Boots vary in sizes depending on the brand, so should i buy the boots first so im 100% sure im a size 11 in the boots im using with this board?


PLEASE POST YOUR OPINION, NEED AS MANY AS POSSIBLE! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
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Why dont you just go to the store to try a selection of boots? Your feet need to be as stable as possible so you definitely shouldnt just assume what size you are since different companies will fit differently like you said. Also, I would buy boots first and go rent or demo the boards youre interested in to see what feels the most comfortable. An inch or two shouldnt make much difference, but see if you like riding a board thats on the shorter or longer size out of your range and go from there. Thats what I did! (:
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Id love to be able to try before i buy but we dont have any shops with dry slopes to test them in Ireland! Theres a few in the UK so that would be the nearest place to test them out
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