Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sugarloaf, ME / Philly
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If you have a size 10.5 boot or larger, make sure you go for at least a mid-wide board... Not a problem if all you ride is pow, but if you ever plan on making any kind of nice, belly scratching turns on hard pack... toe drag could be a problem. I'm 6'3" and 180 riding a 161.5 Lib Tech T. Rice pro... I ride size 11s and even with Burton's shrinkage tech I would have too much drag for my type of riding on a board under ~ 26.0 cm wide... The NS Revolver is just a wider version of the Evo so you might want to check that out if larger boots are what you're rockin'. Mervin Mfg (Lib Tech/GNU) and NS are my favorite board brands by far though. Also, for your weight, try to stick to something with the rocker/camber hybrid tech so you get some more float in powder. This way you can have a shorter ride for park, but still have float when it snows a bunch. Best thing to do though is to demo and take a lesson at the same time... when the instructor has you working on stuff, and you are trying out different boards, you will find one that makes everything seem easier... and that will be the ride for you. It can be difficult to demo GNU and NS on the east coast though so that is just a best case scenario.
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