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Old 09-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm getting a new board this year, and i need some advice. I live in ND so any riding locally is basically just park because obviously theres not much for powder in the trees or stuff like that. But when I go out to Montana to ride, which is at least half of my riding, i love going down the powder runs, chutes, etc. and staying away from the park. So I'm obviously gonna need an all mountain board that can do it all.
I'm trying to stay Burton for my bindings and everything to match and i trust them from my old Clash 145 (which i grew out of). I've found a few good deals on trusnow, and am split between a few of these:

Burton Custom Flying V 156 i can get for under $300 which i think is a great deal, just thinking 156 might be a little too long?

Burton ConDom 154 for about $180 on a big sale, but reviews aren't the greatest as in how long it lasts, and how it rides anywhere other than in the park.

Burton Super Hero 151 2013 for $310 sounds pretty good, but not a lot of reviews yet.

Burton The Hero LTD 155 for $220, again, would this be pushing it a little too long?

I'm 5'10, 130lbs, and done growing as far as i can tell.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't buy from Trusnow. They are a leech on the industry.

If your bindings were on a Clash that means you don't have EST so you can put them on anything.

K2 Raygun, K2 Parkstar, Salomon Acid, Signal Omni, Nitro Pro Kooley

There's some better options for ya from online shops that have local brick and mortar locations. Or hell, look at the Flow in my sig. Honestly that IS going to be your best deal.
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I'm 5'10, 130lbs, and done growing as far as i can tell.
Montana has such sick riding! Please post up your foot size as well. Rider height is not a factor but foot size is a big one.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the replies. I'll check out some of those boards when i get the chance. I wear size 11 boots, should i be worried about getting a wide? I've heard that's getting close to the transition zone.
About the trusnow, i actually wasn't getting my prices from there, i meant to type the-house.com. I just checked out some reviews at trusnow. Just out of curiosity, what's bad about their site?
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The Death of Sierra Snowboard and Its Repercussions

That's one of the articles covering what went down at what trusnow replaced.
The-House isn't much better. I've seen them sell 4 year old stuff as 2 year old stuff for a one year old markdown.

Everything I linked has a local location somewhere, so even though you're buying online you're still supporting a local shop.

Wiredsport is a great online shop but I'll let him tell you what they have that will fit your requirements.
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Thanks for the info, that explains a lot.

Looked at those boards, favorite one is the K2 Raygun. Only thing i'm worried about is toe drag. (sorry i didn't post boot size earlier). Unless i get a 161 which would would be way too long i think, the recommended boot size is 7-9. Will this be a problem?
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Thanks for the info, that explains a lot.

Looked at those boards, favorite one is the K2 Raygun. Only thing i'm worried about is toe drag. (sorry i didn't post boot size earlier). Unless i get a 161 which would would be way too long i think, the recommended boot size is 7-9. Will this be a problem?
at an 11 and 130lbs you will be fine on pretty much any 153ish as long as you're not riding narrow and straight angles.
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The Death of Sierra Snowboard and Its Repercussions

That's one of the articles covering what went down at what trusnow replaced.
The-House isn't much better. I've seen them sell 4 year old stuff as 2 year old stuff for a one year old markdown.

Everything I linked has a local location somewhere, so even though you're buying online you're still supporting a local shop.

Wiredsport is a great online shop but I'll let him tell you what they have that will fit your requirements.
Fuck the house. Selling shit without the year on it to trick fools into buying old shit.
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True Snow, The house, Pro Board shop, Board Paradise, and a slew of other sites are all the same company.
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I wear size 11 boots, should i be worried about getting a wide?
Just so we get it perfect for you, please measure your foot using this method:

Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).
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