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Old 06-08-2011, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am 6'4 and 165 lb with a size 14 shoe.

I was wondering what my minimum board width would be. Would a 254mm board be to thin?

I've been looking at the Ride DH2 and the Ride Highlife.
Any other suggestions for an all mountain board that would suit me?
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How much riding have you done? With that foot print, what ever you gets going to be a wide
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I've done about 4 years and go up pretty regularly during the season. I'm looking to upgrade from my beginner for this season and I'm heading to Japan next year. You don't know how much trouble I have finding what I want with my feet.
What do you recommed?
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How much riding have you done? With that foot print, what ever you gets going to be a wide
Im a fan of never summer, so, if your after an all mountain board, I'd suggest the legacy if your after something all mountain playful, or the heritage x if you're after something a little firmer and faster.
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Man the legacy is sick but where would I be able to get it it in Australia for a good price? Or is there somewhere on the net that would be good to buy from?
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Man the legacy is sick but where would I be able to get it it in Australia for a good price? Or is there somewhere on the net that would be good to buy from?
Ok, if your in Aussie and you want a NeverSummer you could buy it through Cherri Pow. I see that his prices are a little less than what they used to be, but the price is still quite inflated (when the Legacy retails for $500 in USA, but are $850 in Aussie, but the AUD is worth more than the USD, i'll leave you to work that one out.....). Also, if you're taking a trip to NZ this season, you should check out bwmsnow.co.nz, he stocks them there but doesn't ship to Aussie unfortunately. bwmsnow also stocks High Society boards, which i would also recommend (pressed in the same factory as NeverSummer if i remember correctly) and he's a knowledgeable and damned helpful guy.

I have the SL, of which the Legacy is the wide version. That board will be more than I will ever need, its playful enough to butter about on and twist the heck out of, but stable enough to point it down hill and go hard with out it trying to buck you. Certainly worth the admission ticket.
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I am 6'4 and 165 lb with a size 14 shoe.

I was wondering what my minimum board width would be. Would a 254mm board be to thin?

I've been looking at the Ride DH2 and the Ride Highlife.
Any other suggestions for an all mountain board that would suit me?
Thanks
With size 14 shoes, 254 is not going to cut it. You should be looking at something that is at least 265 maybe more. It depends on the specific boots and your binding angles, but that is a general starting point I think. I wear size 12 and my board with 261 is right on the edge of being too narrow.

Definitely need a wide board, but pay attention to the listed waist width becasue not all wides are wide enough for your big feet.
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Man the legacy is sick but where would I be able to get it it in Australia for a good price? Or is there somewhere on the net that would be good to buy from?

Actually, i have just done the conversion of the price that Cherri Pow is selling there boards for ($850 AUD) and to be honest, you'd be best to stear clear of them. Basically, for the price of a Legacy here in Aussie, you could get a Legacy and an Evo wide in the states. If you have a friend in the states that can get one for you, and you pay him for it?
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Nah I don't have any mates in the states What do you think of the ride DH2 or Antic? Or do you know of anywhere where I could get a 2011 legacy? Any other boards you would recommend me to have a look at?
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Not to sure of other places for the legacy in Aussie, I think Cherri Pow is the only one doing them here. The dh2 is a decent board for all mountain. Maybe have a look at the Nitro Team Gullwing, High Society as stated earlier for a random off chance. That's all I can think of at the moment.
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