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Kilgore Trout 10-24-2012 05:55 PM

Any Big Riders out There?
 
I'm 6'4" and weigh 215#. I currently ride a NS Legacy 166. The board is awesome compared to the beater Burton Cruiser that I started on. As far as higher performance boards go, the NS is really the only one I have ridden so I don't have much to compare it to. Any suggestions for any other all mountain or powder specific boards?

BigmountainVMD 10-24-2012 09:33 PM

I'm 6'3", 200 lbs, and ride a 161.5 T. Rice Pro, a 157 Proto CT (158 CTX last year) and before that I was only carving and had a 166 Arbor A-frame.

I like the T. Rice most for all mountain riding, and it is similar to the Legacy, but I'm sure a lot of people on here will tell you that. I actually tested a bunch of NS, Rome and Lib boards in CO a few years ago and fell in love with magnatraction on Lib rides.

The T. Rice is nice since it is a mid wide. I'm an 11 boot, so most wide boards are too wide for me. The Lib Skunk ape is also good, but only for at least size 12 feet.

Just remember that with the new hybrid rocker, you really don't need to go that big to still float. Even my 158 Proto CTX rides good in powder, not as good as the 161.5 T. Rice, but you get the idea.

Justin 10-25-2012 12:47 AM

6'6" 200lbs, size 14 feet.

i have a nitro t1 159w rock board, flow era 158, ride machete 161w. I sold my 163w ride highlife.

The highlife was great for bombing but wasn't that much fun for the whole day so i bought the machete for bigger stuff but hoping it will still be playful later in the day.

I had a flow infinite 163w, it was fun to carve with and was pretty good all round but i would probably go with the drifter if i were going to buy a flow for all mountain, or maybe the maverick(spelling?) for the camber profile/float in pow.

ARSENALFAN 10-25-2012 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Justin (Post 530884)
6'6" 200lbs, size 14 feet.

i have a nitro t1 159w rock board, flow era 158, ride machete 161w. I sold my 163w ride highlife.

The highlife was great for bombing but wasn't that much fun for the whole day so i bought the machete for bigger stuff but hoping it will still be playful later in the day.

I had a flow infinite 163w, it was fun to carve with and was pretty good all round but i would probably go with the drifter if i were going to buy a flow for all mountain, or maybe the maverick(spelling?) for the camber profile/float in pow.

Good lord. They need to get some of your DNA and put it away for the sake of science. Talk about good genes. Was your mother part Amazon?

NWBoarder 10-25-2012 01:14 AM

I'm 6'3" and anywhere between 180 and 200lbs. Just depends on the time of year, and how willing I am to exercise. :laugh: I have a size 13 and I ride a Nitro Volume 159w for now. I spent a season on a Signal Omni, and that thing was a friggin' blast! I would still be riding it if I hadn't broke it. The Omni turned me onto the hybrid camber. My next board will most definitely be a hybrid as well.

fraxmental 10-25-2012 02:14 AM

6.3 and 210, size 13 cant wait for my board ns legacy 163 and ride capo bindings to get here. it was a pain in the ass the get that thing shipped in europe. hope it will arrive(late december some time) so i can try something else that my old lamar board

TLN 10-25-2012 02:18 AM

230-230, 6.5-6.6, us13.
Got legacy 174 and switched to longer and faster board.

Justin 10-25-2012 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN (Post 530891)
Good lord. They need to get some of your DNA and put it away for the sake of science. Talk about good genes. Was your mother part Amazon?

lol no she is yugoslavian (spelling?) and my dad is dutch (both first gen canadians) had some height on both sides and got lucky i guess.

Although, besides a few sports being 6'6" doesn't help much aside from getting things off of high shelves or changing light bulbs LOL

Kilgore Trout 10-25-2012 12:44 PM

Thanks for the input guys. Based on what you guys are saying, at my size (6'4" 215#), I should be riding a shorter board. Do you think going from a 166 to say a 163 or 162 will make a noticeable difference?

sabatoa 10-25-2012 01:08 PM

6'2" 250+ lbs size 12 boot checking in.

I gained a shit ton of weight in the last year than I'm working on dropping. When I hit 220 lbs I'm solid.

I ride a 163 Legacy. It feels good for me.


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