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Old 04-10-2008, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a good beginner board. I found this board for $150 and that's about all I can afford. Any thoughts on this board would be great.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its a solid board - it was one of Future Snowboarding's top 10 boards under $400.

WM sometimes has it for $115.

Other boards...Stairmaster or Sierra Crew.

I know my local EMS has Gnu CHBs for $150 - both MTX and regular.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its a solid board - it was one of Future Snowboarding's top 10 boards under $400.

WM sometimes has it for $115.

Other boards...Stairmaster or Sierra Crew.

I know my local EMS has Gnu CHBs for $150 - both MTX and regular.
They do? I thought EMS closed out all shops in Rochester? Crap, that might have swayed me from paying $265 for my Rome Agent. Gnu CHB MTX was on my list and I could have saved $100. Oh well, happy with my Agent.

Back on topic, Forum Recon would be a good beginner board.
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Is there any disadvantage to a wider board for a beginner to intermediate? I look to be right on the cuff of needing a wider board. 251 to 257 waist.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Depends on your foot size and the angles you set your bindings. General rule is boot size 11 is the max on a non-wide board, but some other members will argue that. I have a size 10 boot on a 252 and it's fine. My 10.5 boots fit fine on the 252 as well.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok, I am over thinking this but someone please help me make my decision!!!

I am looking at the Forum Recon 158 (251 waist) or the 156 Wide (257 waist)


I am 5' 10" 175lbs size 11 SHOE

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They do? I thought EMS closed out all shops in Rochester? Crap, that might have swayed me from paying $265 for my Rome Agent. Gnu CHB MTX was on my list and I could have saved $100. Oh well, happy with my Agent.

Back on topic, Forum Recon would be a good beginner board.
I didn't know you're in Rochester...The store is out in Pittsford Plaza, by the Wegmans...well, on the other side of the plaza. The one closer to Wegmans is Snow Ski & Board, and they just closed up till next season...50% off there, was a pretty good sale...

I'm not sure if they still have the CHBs, I got my RC MTX a few weeks ago there and it was labeled a CHB...so I got it for 150. Anyways, they had 2 MTX ones and 1 non-mtx one if I remember correctly last time I was there.

And I say 156, but 158 will work just as well.
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