Big-footed newbie trying to pick from good deals
Here're the deets: 5'11, 185 lbs, size 12-13 feet (varies on the brand of boot). This is my FIRST season of riding, and I've so far been existing on rental equipment (package deal with lessons, can't complain). But now I see so many good deals available, and I'm hoping I can get some advice. So far, I'm still learning, and I think it's safe to say I'm leaning towards all-mountain for a free-riding board. I take it someone of my weight should be getting something in the 158-162 range, right?
Well, I'm now seeing great deals on the Ride Yukon 159, the Rome Flag 160, Endeavour Live 158W, the Burton Custom Wide 158, Arbor Roundhouse 163.
Does anyone out there have any opinions on these boards that could help me out? I want to learn with the board, but at the same time I don't mind falling on my ass repeatedly either with an advanced board as long as I can get better along the way (I hear the Ride Yukon is a pretty advanced board... but the price on it now is awesome!).
And does anyone know where to buy (Northwave) Venue boards? I hear great things about the Venue Onyx, but I can't find the 159W for sale ANYwhere. Opinions?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Snowblower; 02-13-2008 at 04:04 AM.