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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 03:52 PM
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Need some help getting a board

Ok, so I've decided that I want to get into snowboarding more and I want to get my own equipment. Basically I'm looking for a board that can do it all, carve, take into the terrain park, maybe some half pipe, whatever. Something with a nice flex and something that will last. I'm about 157lbs. and I'm 5'9" tall but I'm still 13 so I'm still growing. I want to get a board that will last me atleast like two seasons so something that won't get too small or break is good. I also have size 11.5 feet which are still growing as well so I don't know if I need a wide board or not. I know my best bet is to go to a shop to try things out and such but I'm hoping I could get some help and suggestions here first.

Hope you can help,
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Any boot over a 10.5 deserves a wider set-up.


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Bump. Any more help?
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Any boot over a 10.5 deserves a wider set-up.

thats just silly. the rome agent and burton doms have a 25mm+ width, which can easily accomidate up to a 11.5
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With size 11.5 feet that are still growing, a wide board is your best bet. There are a lot of wide options out there. Check the sites for GNU, Rome, Burton, Nitro, Ride, K2 and a bunch of others for starters. They all have a few wide options that fit your needs.

I have size 12 boots and I ride a GNU 11up. It's labled as a wide freestyle board but is a pretty good allround board and handles pretty well at high speeds. It's not real flexy like a full park board. I'd recommend it based on what you said you want. However, there are a ton of other options out there so just find what you like, and what you can get a deal on.

Depending on your price range, also check out GNU CHB-wide, Rome Flag or Manual, Ride Fleetwood, Decade-wide or Dose, Burton Bullet, Royale(mid-wide) or Custom-wide, K2 After Black....
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Thanks schmitty. I'll take a look at soe of those.
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Ok, so I've decided that I want to get into snowboarding more...

Ok kid-o, first, read this. All of it.

I'll give you some basic info, but your gonna have to do the detailed research yourself. You are looking for an "all-mountain" freestyle board. These boards will handle anything you throw at them. However, they will not excel in any one area. You wont be able to ride the park as well, b/c the board will be too stiff for somethings. You won't be be able to bomb black diamonds at demon speed as well b/c the board will be too soft. However, you'll be able to get an OK taste of everything the mountain has to offer. Just don't expect the board to ROCK everything you throw it.

So, what you need to do is look at the web site of various manufactures, and see what they list as all-mountain boards. Again, read the link I posted above. That will give you a lot of info.

Good brands to check out:
Rome
Forum
Ride
Burton
Atomic
K2

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Thanks. thats gonna help me a lot.
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Thanks. thats gonna help me a lot.
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