need some advice - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
need some advice

hey guys,
I hope everything is going good. I just started out with snowboarding and I just have a question about my board. I'm about 6"5 or 6"6 and weigh 210-220 with boot size 13. I saw a board I liked from K2 on sale yesterday, but it was a 163 wide. I was just wondering if that would be too small for me and would it be worth to spend the extra money to get a bigger one. Also, it goes up to around my neck.

Thanks
Sam
sammf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 06:12 AM
Senior Member
 
syphabiscuit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Reading
Posts: 191
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can't imagine that would be too small in the slightest. But people need to know what sort of board you are looking for! Where do you ride? What type of riding do you do? Experience with any other boards?

If it's a real goose, is it propaganda?

Last edited by syphabiscuit; 12-28-2011 at 06:12 AM. Reason: Spelt would like a flid
syphabiscuit is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 06:23 AM
Veteran Member
 
Riley212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Seattle
Posts: 880
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that sounds like a perfect size to me
Riley212 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey, thanks for your replies. I do mostly mountain riding, never tried park. I've only really ridden once aswell.

Edit: the board I've been looking at is a K2 fuse wide, its a 163 but like I said its only up to the bottom of my neck. Should I just fork out the extra money and get a bigger one? Would it be worth it in the long run?

Last edited by sammf; 12-28-2011 at 12:54 PM.
sammf is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 01:10 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Rider161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Southern MD
Posts: 378
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would say you are at the mid-lower weight range of a 163 for an all mountain. I would say anything between 158-163 depending on what you were doing.
Rider161 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, the K2 fuse 163 wide is on sale for 179.99$ atm (regular 379.99$). Do you guys think I should get this board or get something better?
sammf is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 03:34 PM
Veteran Member
 
lonerider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sammf View Post
hey guys,
I hope everything is going good. I just started out with snowboarding and I just have a question about my board. I'm about 6"5 or 6"6 and weigh 210-220 with boot size 13. I saw a board I liked from K2 on sale yesterday, but it was a 163 wide. I was just wondering if that would be too small for me and would it be worth to spend the extra money to get a bigger one. Also, it goes up to around my neck.

Thanks
Sam
Definitely not too small.
lonerider is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Okay, I think I'll pick it up tomorrow could use the extra cash for gas and lift tickets anyway
sammf is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome