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Old 02-14-2008, 06:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm about 170 and 6ft 1 and have a size 12 boot. These are the two boards i'm lookin into buying. i'm newer to the sport but looking for a board that is going to last a while. mainly freeride. Probably going to put on 5lbs or so. Custom Wide 162 or King 158. Let me know what you think. Was concerned that given the wide weight range for the custom it might be a little stiff. not sure because the range seems a bit generous


Custom Wide
A. RUNNING LENGTH:1215
B. WAIST WIDTH:260
C. SIDECUT DEPTH:22.4
D. SIDECUT RADIUS:8.25
E. STANCE WIDTH:530
F. NOSE WIDTH: 304.8
G. TAIL WIDTH: 304.8
EFFECTIVE EDGE: 1255
STANCE LOCATION:25 Back
WEIGHT RANGE: 150-200+ lbs. / 68-91+ kg.
BINDING SIZES: Large

King
A. RUNNING LENGTH:1170
B. WAIST WIDTH:260
C. SIDECUT DEPTH:21.45
D. SIDECUT RADIUS:7.99
E. STANCE WIDTH:530
F. NOSE WIDTH: 302.9
G. TAIL WIDTH: 302.9
EFFECTIVE EDGE: 1210
STANCE LOCATION:25 Back
WEIGHT RANGE: 135-185 lbs. / 61-84 kg.
BINDING SIZES: Large
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually ruled out the kind and deciding between a custom wide 162 and 157

weight is from 130 to 180 on the custom 57. it will be used mostly in Jersey so i dont know how much pure powder there will be. dont know if im too close to the top of this board? any advice?
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The custom is a good board, but it will be fairly stiff for a new rider. You can probably go with either size, it just depends on your comfort level. The 162 will be on the bigger side and is stiff, so you may need to adjust at first.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yup 157 is what you should have.
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