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Old 02-26-2007, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I started snowboard recently and thinking about buying my very first board. I have been looking around and comes down to 2 boards. I would like to know how they are and if there is a better choice other then them. I am 26, wear size 10, 5'11"(almost 6'), 210lb, the style is freeride.

Nitro Demolition 165cm
Palmer Classic 165cm

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Old 02-27-2007, 07:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I started snowboard recently and thinking about buying my very first board. I have been looking around and comes down to 2 boards. I would like to know how they are and if there is a better choice other then them. I am 26, wear size 10, 5'10", 210lb, the style is freeride.

Nitro Demolition 165cm
Palmer Classic 165cm

Thanks
i know that kirk is gonna have a few things to say about those boards since he's mister know it all...haha
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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never ride either of those
last nitro i rode was 6 years ago, was pink i think a pro model
what it comes down to is effective edge, look it up and come back
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Then what would you recommend?? my budget is hopefully not more than $400.

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Then what would you recommend?? my budget is hopefully not more than $400.

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well it's going to depend on what route you want to take...cuz there's the backcountry freeride and then there's the carve down the moutain freeride...and both of those boards are HUGE too...**** i've never rode anything bigger than a 157 and i'm 6'1" 195lbs
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Then what would you recommend?? my budget is hopefully not more than $400.

Thanks

list the effective edge for us and weight range

do u have links for us to read on them, sorry i will not do Ur homework for u but will point u in the right direction
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you all, sorry I didnít provide enough info.

I only snowboard 4 times so I have very limited knowledge about it. When FoRuMfReAk talk about backcountry freeride and the mountain freeride, I was lost . I base on what I have read online, rental (they always set me up with Burton 166cm, but donít know what kind), and friendsí opinions (freeride and between 158 to 166cm).

I found them in the-house.com
Nitro Demolition (2005) 165cm
Sidecut(m) 9.6/7.6
Eff.edge(cm) 127
Nose/Tail(cm) 30.2
Waist(cm) 25.5

Palmer Classic 165cm
Eff. Edge(cm) 130
Sidecout(m) 9.1
Waist(cm) 24.68
Stance Width(cm) 44-60
Rider Weight 210+
Setback(mm) -20

Beside their specs, I donít know how good they are. I am looking for a board that I can learn and develop my skill and keep it for couple years before I have to switch board.

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i would go nitro
palmer had seen its days
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Thank you. BTW just for your opinion, who makes good board?
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Thank you. BTW just for your opinion, who makes good board?
forum but it's gonna be outa your price range
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