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Old 09-19-2011, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a new board for the coming season - last year I ride 13 days most of them in Windham NY ending up on the blue trails (all of them...).
I'm 32y old, ~180lbs, 5"6' and looking to get a new board - no plans for park yet but I guess i'll get there probably next year (but mostly plan to ride the mountain...)

any suggestion for a new board? I got a recommendation for Ride Machete and Rossignol Angus - would you guys have some more recommendations?

thanks in advance,
Eli
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a new board for the coming season - last year I ride 13 days most of them in Windham NY ending up on the blue trails (all of them...).
I'm 32y old, ~180lbs, 5"6' and looking to get a new board - no plans for park yet but I guess i'll get there probably next year (but mostly plan to ride the mountain...)

any suggestion for a new board? I got a recommendation for Ride Machete and Rossignol Angus - would you guys have some more recommendations?

thanks in advance,
Eli
Hi Eli,

Stoked that you are getting your first board! You are looking at some great gear and I am sure you will get plenty of strong suggestions here.

We will need your foot size to get you some good suggestions. Rider height is not a factor in board sizing.

Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Wiredsport,

thanks for the worm welcome! :-)
My boot size is 27 (i got a nice Salomon F20 :-) )

Thanks,
Eli
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wired will come up with a lot of great suggestions. I'd also like to throw in the GNU carbon credit. I put in around 25 days last season (my first season as well) and the board handled everything I threw at it, pow/slush/and ESPECIALLY ice. I enjoyed it a lot.
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Wired will come up with a lot of great suggestions. I'd also like to throw in the GNU carbon credit. I put in around 25 days last season (my first season as well) and the board handled everything I threw at it, pow/slush/and ESPECIALLY ice. I enjoyed it a lot.
No doubt, the CC 156 would be ideal for Eli.

I like the Machete a lot, but you would need to ride it relatively long. If you check Ride's specs on their site, even the 158 tops out at 175 lbs, so you would need to be commited to a length of 160 cm at the very minimum to be within the manufacturer's suggestions and a 162 cm would really be better centerred. That will be fine, but you would want to know that this is what you are looking for.

I have not ridden the Angus, so I will let someone else comment there.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks Wiredsport and thanks phony_stark!
I looked at the GNU CC 156 and it looks nice!

2 rookie questions though:
1. for how mane seasons will I be able to use it? (I'm asking as the flex of this board is "only" 6?)
2. not that I have plans to lose a lot of weight, but let's assume I loose 5-10 lbd - should I still stay with the 156?

thanks again guys - i'm so exited! :-)
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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is GNU Carbon Credit BTX 156cm what i'm looking for?
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm coming up on my second season and have a Gnu CC. Great board which handled well all the conditions I encountered last season: pow, slush & ice. Turns easily and was stable.
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is GNU Carbon Credit BTX 156cm what i'm looking for?
Yes, that is the full name. 156 is perfection for you in this model. The posted weight range is 110 to 210 lbs, but even if you narrow that range to the 50 lb core range you have 135 to 185 lbs. You are a great fit there and will have plenty of room to lose a few lbs. The flex is spot-on for what you want to do and learn.

Happy riding!
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks again all!

what about bindings? any suggestions?
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