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Old 03-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is the largest freeride board available?

My style has changed over the years. Ive gone from park to freestyle to more freeride big mountain riding. Currently Im riding a 165 freestyle type board but I want something big and stiff and no Im not talking about trannys. I was thinking about an 170cm arbor aframe, but is there something even bigger and less flexy?
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Donek makes a lot of freeride/race boards and can build a custom board that fits whatever needs you have. You should give Sean a call or e-mail

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Winterstick Tom Burt Pro 172 model is your only answer. 10mm of taper and some rad graphics.


OK< it might be, but you could try the Birdman by Libtech. I don't remember the sizes.

Or you could even get a Duprez. Super Pow shapes.

Farmer rides a 205 i think.
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Check out the Lib Tech 180 Skunk Ape, it's a lot of board.
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Birdman is not a long board as such, it's a 156 with a long nose added on for powder.
You need to look at effective edge and sidecut radius measurements to really get a good understanding of how "big" a board really is. On top of that you need to know exactly what features you want in a board, from the sound of it you are not looking for a powder stick but a carving machine. Donek do some nice race style boards as mentioned above, you could also look at the furberg 173 with 20m sidecut radius!
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The more boards you try the more you get a feel for what you like and what you dont
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Also take a look at the Kessler Ride 168. It's designed to be a big mountain/freeride board with a lot of good tech in it. Not cheap but I haven't heard a bad thing about Kesslers yet. I'm currently riding a Burton T7 159 which is super stiff, and I might switch to the Kessler if I find a good deal on one.
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My buddy has a Bataleon Undisputed 168 in the quiver. That thing is gigantic! Then again he's like 6'4" but still...
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My style has changed over the years. Ive gone from park to freestyle to more freeride big mountain riding. Currently Im riding a 165 freestyle type board but I want something big and stiff and no Im not talking about trannys. I was thinking about an 170cm arbor aframe, but is there something even bigger and less flexy?
Prior Freeride goes up to a 176 (custom order is available)

Donek Incline goes up to 182 (although you can order a custom shape)

Rad Air Tanker ranges from 172-200cm (I used to ride the 172cm).

Glissade Big Guns come in 175,185,195

Or.... you could go with the Radical Surf 222cm

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Or.... you could go with the Radical Surf 222cm


That just proves that you you can spin on a long board. I don't feel so bad now about wanting to ride a 163! lol
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Wow I really like the idea of a really large board but how the hell do you transport that thing? I'm having a hard time finding board bags past 180cm
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