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Old 11-02-2012, 12:16 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Is the only reason they said 172 because of the substantial step up?

You're a monster, I had a Never Summer Legacy 174W, usually rode about a 162 @ the time. It took all of 30 seconds to get used to. I weigh in @ about 170-80lbs, just under 6 feet & I rock a pair of size 9 boots.

The jump you'll be doing isn't as bad as a regular width 162 to a 174W, & I didn't have any problems.

You're like 12 feet tall & 400lbs, I don't think your going have any trouble getting used to & throwing around a 178.

If you owned a 169, the 172 will feel pretty much the same.
I was riding 167 wide board, then upgraded to 174 NS legacy-R. No problems at all, even easier to turn and fun to ride.
Now i got Donek 180 with 28cm waist, standing next to me. And i bet i will have no problems with it at all.

It depends on what you gonna get: float in powder or stability on a hardpack. You can actually get both =)
But for float you need super-big and wide board for 400lbs, and for stability it gotta be suuper stiff. Don't avoid big boards: they're fun =)
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:01 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Haha nah I'm 265 not 400lbs, I want it for float in powder I don't need it for groomers as I have a ride berzerker 165w as my quiver killer, had a riders choice and t rice and skunk ape but got rid of them all, love the ride so now I need a powder board.

Yes the only reason they gave me was for the jump up from 165 to 178 would be difficult, to me it doesn't sound too bad.

Yeah the guy wouldn't contact me at first and then said he wouldn't sell it to me, so I said fuck it!

Haha nice pic!
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:59 AM   #73 (permalink)
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Quick question and update.....Ive been in contact with Prior and had quite a few emails back and forth. Basically they have said the Spearhead is the best choice as its already wide enough, the Fissile would have to be made wider at a cost of $150.

ANYWAYS, the person i spoke to said i should really be looking at the 172cm and NOT the 178cm as it is quite a substantial step up from my current 165 and previous 169. They said i might find it hard to adjust to the big step up in length. They know my height and weight.

So i thought i would get your thoughts on this, what do you guys reckon?
dude seriously dont be scared of the 178. If you get the 172 for powder you will be used to it in 5 seconds and wishing you got the 178 for eternity.
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Well I actually want the 178 I figure the 172 is too close to what I ride anyway, I just got confused when the board makers themselves told me to look at the 172, but glad you guys think the 178, makes me sure I was on the right track with the 178
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:26 AM   #75 (permalink)
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I had the pleasure of fondling a carbon spearhead 180 splitboard, you wont be disappointed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:32 AM   #76 (permalink)
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That Prior was down to $340 today.

Shipping can't be more than $150, $200 tops.

I'm sure there has to be an Aussie around here that has done this.

You should be able to get an exact figure.

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:43 AM   #77 (permalink)
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I've emailed him again, #3 email so let's see if he replies, I think he reckons I'm trying to scam him or something
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I've emailed him again, #3 email so let's see if he replies, I think he reckons I'm trying to scam him or something
Lots of yanks seem to think anyone from outside the US is a scammer for some reason.
What a scam though, you pay him and then hope he sends it. You could make millions with that one.

Ive spent literally tens of thousands of dollars in the US buying car parts and from my experience a phone call is the ice breaker, once you speak to them they tend to trust you and realise you are serious.
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maybe i need to do that, cos $450 is a lot better than 1k!!!!!
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maybe i need to do that, cos $450 is a lot better than 1k!!!!!
Its worth a try but if he isnt keen on the idea or you dont trust him just write it off, you dont want to lose $450 trying to save $550. Sometimes its cheaper to just pay the money.
Call him, see how it goes and use your gut instinct. Even with paypal security he can still fuck you if he wants by sending some old shit board or even just by taking months to get a refund out of him/paypal, Ive had that happen but always got my money in the end.
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