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Old 03-15-2011, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys im currently riding a 2009 burton custom 157W. Im 5'11 150-160lbs 11-11.5 boots. The guy at my local ski shop when i brought it in for a tune up said the board was not for me. He told to me that i should be riding a 162. Is that correct? If i were to buy a new board what should i get? Im more of a relaxed rider that just loves to go down the mountain carving. Nothing too serious like hard turns but more like cruising down a nice green or blue and going by ppl. Im not much of a speed demon also. thanks.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the dudes just trying to sell u a board. You comfy on the 157? Any downsides you notice? Cuzz ur weight can ride anything between 157-160. Aint broke dont fix it
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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162 seems a little big, but with a 11.5 boot you don't really need a wide. My park board is a 156 and I weigh 185, and have no problem outside of the park with it, except deep powder. I'd say if you like your current board there's no need to change it.
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im 6' and well over 200lbs and i ride a 157. Dudes just trying to sell you a new board.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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agreed...im 6 foot 210lbs and i have a 156 and a 157 and love them both...have zero complaints about the way they ride
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Theres nothing wrong with my board i think. its probably just the thought of something new that makes me want to buy it. I think the only problem with my board is that i cant seem to link my turns sometimes its not that effortless to carve on.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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you dont necessarily need a wide board. if your having trouble carving then i bet its due to the wide board. If you really want to buy a new board that isnt wide then go for it. i wouldnt go 162 like the shop guy said though.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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which one would you advise? Remember I only like to cruise down the mountains like on a green or blue carving left and right nice and easy. on occasion i would do some ramps and some jumps.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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there are several all mountain boards. It just depends on your price range and style. I personally like the Ride Machete
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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say if i went with a board like this Never Summer Premier F1 Snowboard 2011
which size would suit me. i see that the width on the 157 is 24.9 but according to frostyrider it says i need at least a 25. Thanks in advance
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