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Hey guys new member here been enjoying all the information that this site has to offer. I am looking into buying my first snowboard sometime in the near future and need a little help. Like any first time buyer I'm guessing I am a little overwhelmed thats why I came here looking for people that may have experince with certain boards that could point me in the right direction.

Experience: 4 or 5 years off and on riding.
Height: 6'2
Wt:230
Shoe Size:12
Riding style: All mountain
Allowance: 400

If anyone has some advice or experience with a bigger board/setup I would appreciate the advice.
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Due to your shoe size and weight I would be looking into a wide board with at least medium stiffness to give you some stability. Wide boards will often be a bit stiffer as well so you can ride a smaller size if you prefer. It really depends on preference obviously, but I would suggest a 157 minimum and up to maybe a 163.

Something like this 159 Ride DH Wide from Dogfunk would be a good all mountain ride, with decent stability.

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Hey guys new member here been enjoying all the information that this site has to offer. I am looking into buying my first snowboard sometime in the near future and need a little help. Like any first time buyer I'm guessing I am a little overwhelmed thats why I came here looking for people that may have experince with certain boards that could point me in the right direction.

Experience: 4 or 5 years off and on riding.
Height: 6'2
Wt:230
Shoe Size:12
Riding style: All mountain
Allowance: 400

If anyone has some advice or experience with a bigger board/setup I would appreciate the advice.



Your size isn't abnormal, and the board doesn't care if you play rugby.

You'll want a board in the 164-166 length range

The region you ride and your style of riding will dictate what type of board to get.

Park, Freeride, etc.

I'm assuming you're not much into park

I ride everything but far less park riding so I chose a Never Summer Heritage as my do it all board. Picked up a Never Summer Revolver as a play around board for while my girl is learning to shred.

If you're hard on things, get a Never Summer. 3 year warranty and industry leading tech and workmanship.

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dude i'm all for never summer, but fuck your lameass new avatar... you need to change that shit back
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dude i'm all for never summer, but fuck your lameass new avatar... you need to change that shit back
My lady saw it and I'm in some shit over it, currently. Sorry guys

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fuck what she thinks.... tell her to try and look more like it if she dont like you lookin at it.

I vote for the old avatar too... thats BS
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lmfao that's a great sign that you should probably lose the uptight biATCH
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Your size isn't abnormal, and the board doesn't care if you play rugby.
The board doesnt care that I play Rugby really? Haha Last time I checked I was a little bigger than 3/4 of the tiny asses on the mountain. Thanks for the advice the title was used to hopefully catch someones eye.
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The board doesnt care that I play Rugby really? Haha Last time I checked I was a little bigger than 3/4 of the tiny asses on the mountain. Thanks for the advice the title was used to hopefully catch someones eye.
Just made you sound like you didn't know what you were talking about...

There's a ton of guys who ride in your weight class. Rugby player or not

Really you could use the search feature and figure out what you need

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Really you could use the search feature and figure out what you need
Thanks for the warm welcome my friend. Did use the search feature and people were either bigger or smaller never came across any 230 lb guys. I also know th size I want and riding style I just was looking for specific boards to look into.
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