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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Buying a snowboard

Hey,

I have been snowboarding for 10 years now, 1 a 2 times a year on holiday.

I rented crap boards for 2 long now, i need my own

Weight : 200 lbs 91KG
Boot size : 11-12 45-46
Riding style : I like to go off-piste, but i also like to take a funpark. so its between freestyle en freeride
Age : 20

What kind of boards are good for me?
in what direction?
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The Never Summer Proto is a pretty hyped board right now.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...-proto-ct.html
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You will probably want a mid wide board for your big feet and about a 157-160 size

Neversummer Legacy 159 or Rossignol One Magetek Midwide 157 are probably the best options.

Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'
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what is your price range

i have a technine 157 split-t good all around mid flex board

only downside is the extruded base. which is actually better for your first board(slower but easier to wax,cheaper to repair, and less maintaning = more riding)

great for jibbing yet big,stiff enough for bomb runs.

i have random ass stickers and decals and sharpie marks on it but i will throw in (BRAND NEW burton motos[size 13]) and MFM bindings

great setup and the burton boots are made size small for less toe drag so will definitely fit size 12 feet perfect.

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all items in pic are for sale just ask info or price

jacket is burton entourage

pants are carhart waterproof overalls

gloves are very nice gordini

googles are sexy ed hardy goggles(dont let ed hardy name scare you) they are sexy,polarized,sturdy,and for large faces. only possible negitive it that your not funny or cool enough to stand up to someone who thinks "anyone that wears ed hardy is a tool"......
the are brand new never used. i am only selling because they arent a spherical lens
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So Never Summer is a good quality brand ?

Oh and i am 6 foot 1

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So Never Summer is a good quality brand ?

Oh and i am 6 foot 1
Never Summer is a top-end brand... I've ridden the following Never Summer boards

2003, 2005, 2012 Evo (park board)
2012 Proto CT (stiffer park board that can freeride a bit)
2008, 2009, 2012 SL (all-mountain board that can do both)
2012 Summit (powder board).

However... Never Summer are not easily obtainable in Europe (just guessing based on the fact that you, used the term "off-piste", listed and listed KG, Euro boot sizes which an American would rarely do... but you said "rented" and not "hire" which makes me think you are not British).

My suggestion is to look for "all-mountain" boards. What brands are available to you?
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in Europe (just guessing based on the fact that you, used the term "off-piste", listed and listed KG, Euro boot sizes which an American would rarely do... but you said "rented" and not "hire" which makes me think you are not British).
Well aren't you smart.
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hahaha i am from Holland

Sorry for my horrible writing
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i think every brand is available

The biggest shops with the most common brands are like (

Burton
DC
Forum
K2
Nitro
Ride
Rome
Salomon

but in the small snowboard shops you can get anything i gues

But i can also order online,
Do you guys always test a board first before buying ?
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hahaha i am from Holland

Sorry for my horrible writing
No worries... your posts are written better than many native-born Americans on this forum. My friend spent two years in Amsterdam working for the European branch of her company. As avid snowboarder, she found Holland rather flat Her blog was literally "A Snowboarder in Amsterdam."

Anyways... so some board recommendations (most recently I do pretty much always demo ride before I buy... but that is uncommon).

Boards I've ridden that I can recommend
Rome Agent 160-162 Wide
K2 Fastplant 159 Wide


Boards I haven't ridden, but have read about on the interwebz:
Ride Antic 158-160W
Nitro Gullwing (I've read on this forum that it is slightly softer, more jib-freestyle oriented than the other boards I've listed)

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