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Old 04-01-2011, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys! i am from germany and new to this forum to get some help.
My "data"

Size: 6"5
Weight: 210-220(dunno where this comes from,seems like im having very heavy bones )
Feet: Size 14 Normal shoes (31,2cm)
Age: 27 (not growing anymore )
Budget: 400$

I am riding for about 5 years now (duckstance), one week a year (although i want to change this, really) and gonna buy me my first board. I got the basics down and want to focus on learning some tricks (butters,jibs,kickers), but still want to be able to do some freeride action. now i need a board to support this. ive done some research and narrowed it down quite a bit i hope.

size: ~165
waist: ~27cm
type: all moutain rocker
flex: 4-5
shape:twin like

correct me if i am terribly wrong.

i also searched for a few snowboards, but i think not all would suit:
Bataleon Goliath, rome machine, nitro haze, burton hero wide,burton deuce wide, el grande, revolver, arbor westmark, ride kink wide

now are there any board you could recommend or other boards u would suggest?

Greetz Steppo

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Old 04-01-2011, 01:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm as tall as you but some 40 lbs lighter and riding 164 Goliath. It's awesome board for riding and hitting kickers, but at least for my weight I don't really consider it as the best choice for jibbing/buttering - it's quite stiff. If I was a bit heavier, then it might be much better choice for this kind of riding also.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for your quick reply, what feet size do you have an what angle do u ride the board, because i think 250 mm waist will not be enough for my big feets =)
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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lib tech skunk ape 165w or 169w, would be more than enough board for you
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hm yeah, but it would be a little too expensive...
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My goliath is 26cm wide from the middle and 27 cm at the point where my bindings are. Size 11 boot (max.length 31 cm) fits nicely in +18/-6 degree setup.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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anyone got some other recommendations? the skunk ape is a little too expensive for me (see budget in my first post). u have to consider that i live in germany and there it costs 550 € bucks ( ~ 780 US-Dollar) . for the goliath i dont think its wide enough, my feets are almost bigger than your boots =). there is the 161w version but i dont know if this is too short for me.

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is that $400USD or Euro? if its Euro, then a skunk ape from Buy Snow online snowboard pro shop has snowboards, snowboard binding, snowboard boots and snowboard clothing from burton, volcom, roxy, dc, vans, 686, rome, lib tech, never summer, and more for all your snowboarding needs. is $445 USD, if its $400 USD then yeah no luck, if you lived in AUS i would sell you mine!
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yeah 400 € is the limit an the skunk ape, though it is much cheaper in USA, i would have to ship it to Germany and would be many taxes on the import. so i think this is just to expensive.. the goliath 161w would be an alternative.. and i found a reasonable price in europe... so i could go for it.
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Fair enough I can't comment on the goliath as I have not ridden one so sorry I can't help
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