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Old 01-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was looking for a board because I'm coming back to snowboarding after a mild leave of absence and am looking for a good board that would be solid for all mountain, not too much chatter, but also good for the occasional park and dicking around. I was looking at a button blunt (I know, burton), because from what I have read it seems like a good board and it comes in wide which is essential for me with a size 12-13 boot. I have a friend who has a new one that he was bought but it was too big so he said he would sell it to me, unridden, for 150. Figured it to be a steal but I'd like to hear others thoughts.

So sparknotes?
6 foot
205-210 lbs
size 12-13 boot
Want a board on the more flexy side, yet performs well all mountain
Need it wide
Can get a burton blunt unridden for 150

Give me suggestions if you would.

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Old 01-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Figured, I was just curious as to what people on here had to say from first hand experience. From what I have read elsewhere, it seems like a solid board to come back on.
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What size is the blunt? If it's in the high 150's, low 160's that should be about right for you.

It will be just fine for making a comeback. However, if you end up falling in love (or back in love) with riding and start getting more serious, chances are you'll be looking to buy another board within a couple of years (I know from experience).

You may want a new board within a couple of years just for the hell of it so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
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It's a 159w. Smaller than my old board which was a 162 but I was looking for something a little smaller.
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It's a 159w. Smaller than my old board which was a 162 but I was looking for something a little smaller.
that will work. Boards these days are riding a little smaller too, so 159w should be a good size.
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But in conclusion you'd agree with the first post saying definently go for the blunt?
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But in conclusion you'd agree with the first post saying definently go for the blunt?
Sure. It's not the greatest board in the world, but for getting back into the sport it will be more than adequate and it's a good price for a brand new board.

To do any better than the blunt you'd have to spend at least another $200-$300 so unless you really want to spend more, it's tough to do better than $150.
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