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Old 12-06-2011, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey my name is coty and im looking for a board

Weight:210
Height:5'7"
bootsize:12 usa
Ridestyle:ski resorts,all moutinin
budget: looking at Lamar tripper just do not know what size to get
age:17 almost 18
Location of ridding :Boone ski resorts from app to sugar mountin and hawks nest

I am about and intermediate rider I use to skate board alot and I can carve and go full blast down the mountin but do it with good style and its within my skill range, I just rode this last weekend at sugar mountain with a 152 and I was doing doing great on it
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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152 at 210lbs wow that is small for your weight hope you did not take any rails with that. You could get away with a 158 on the short side, also what is keeping you to pick jsut that board? I also board at sugar when I am not out west for mid jan through march, see if you can demo some boards from a local shop to see what size you would like.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with readimag. i'm 175 lbs. and ride a 161. 157 or 158 would be the short end of the spectrum for you if you were riding park. For carving/freeriding you want to go longer.

Many manufacturers publish weight ranges in the specs for each board. Follow those because they engineer the board to perform under certain conditions. If you go to far outside, you are compromising the optimal performance of the board.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is a board for cheap I mean im looking for my first board but should I go with something around 157 Or 163 if I got this tripper


Lamar tripper:

Lamar Tripper Snowboard Men's Reviews & Sale | trusnow.com


But im looking to put 250 into just the board then get burton freestyle bindings with some freestyle boots
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd go closer to a 159 or larger. Ideally you want to be in the middle of the recommended weight for the board (closer to one end or the other depending on what kind of riding you're doing though). I agree with readimag, you should try and demo some boards to see what size you like.

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Old 12-06-2011, 09:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you can go $299 on the board you can get this year's Lamar Cranium which will be far superior to whatever model you found elsewhere. Long story, but Lamar is generally not very well regarded but recently they have been trying to re-invent the brand and move back to making high-quality products instead of low-priced big box store stuff.

Lamar Cranium Mens Snowboard 2012 - SNS Boards - Snowboards N Stuff

Comes in a 159 wide which might work better with your size 12s. Angry Snowboarder rode it, loved it, reviewed it:

The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive 2012 Lamar Cranium Used and Reviewed

I did not ride this particular Lamar but I did ride another one of their current line (the Click) and I'm willing to vouch for them whatever that's worth.

Otherwise, if $250 is your max for boards there are better options out there than that one you listed which has probably been sitting in TruSnow's warehouse for 4 years.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you can go $299 on the board you can get this year's Lamar Cranium which will be far superior to whatever model you found elsewhere. Long story, but Lamar is generally not very well regarded but recently they have been trying to re-invent the brand and move back to making high-quality products instead of low-priced big box store stuff.

Lamar Cranium Mens Snowboard 2012 - SNS Boards - Snowboards N Stuff

Comes in a 159 wide which might work better with your size 12s. Angry Snowboarder rode it, loved it, reviewed it:

The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive 2012 Lamar Cranium Used and Reviewed

I did not ride this particular Lamar but I did ride another one of their current line (the Click) and I'm willing to vouch for them whatever that's worth.

Otherwise, if $250 is your max for boards there are better options out there than that one you listed which has probably been sitting in TruSnow's warehouse for 4 years.

Well man how would the Lamar circut package be in 163 wide

Lamar Circuit Mens Snowboard Package - 2012 - SNS Boards - Snowboards N Stuff
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't think that is actually a 2012 board of theirs - it is not listed in their catalog on their website.

I think 159 W is the better size for you than 163 W.

If you can bump up a few $$ for $339-350 there are packages for the Hunter and Viper snowboards which are this year's production line. These appear to be beginner/intermediate boards just by the spec sheet but I have not ridden either of them.

The boots/bindings offered on these packages will be cheap, entry-level stuff but this would be fine for the casual, occasional rider who is not out snowboarding every single day.

Best bet would be to get one of the Board+Binding packages, and take your remaining $100 or so to the nearest big box store (I would not normally recommend this but sometimes budget dictates) and get the best pair of $100 boots you can find after trying them on.
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How good would this board be with some burton free style bindings and boots

On Sale Burton Blunt Wide Snowboard 159 Mens 2012 - Snowboards, Snowboarding Gear, Equipment 9859btblw12
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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But burton is always a good board right but would this board be good for everything
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