First good board purchase, need you guys help!
Been doing a lot of reading of the forum this last week trying to get my head around options for my next board purchase. Have narrowed it down to 5 and I'd appreciate some feedback from you guys as a lot of you have ridden these boards.
Height - 6'1
Weight - 198
Style - mostly groomers in Australia/NZ (light dusting 5-10cm if lucky each night and ice...), like to jump anything that i come across along the way, don't enter the park.....yet....
Boots - DC Judge 2012, size 11
Stance - +15/-5
Old Board: 159 K2 Titan - Mid Wide. Heavy as truck of a thing
Lib Tech: T.Rice Pro
Lib Tech: Skunk Ape - wide
GNU: Billy Goat
GNU: Danny Kass - mid wide
GNU: Riders Choice
First of all I'm trying to decide if I need a wide/mid wide board any more with the new smaller shape of the boots, or if based on my weight i should still get one...if I do or don't it seems like it'll divide the board options by half
Size - I have a 159 now, I rode a friends Skunk Ape 157 and loved it, I'm thinking of going the smaller size however most of the reading on this forum ppl are suggesting larger for my size/weight/style, just wanting to get some clarification on basis for sizing.
Any help is appreciated guys, being here it's pretty difficult to get a test run on any of the boards so if I don't go a skunk ape I'll be trusting the internet, hence all the questions :-)
Your pretty much my size and weight and boot size, I would try to avoid the wide boards unless you have to. I got a wide and wouldent say I regret it, I'm used to it now, but you definetly lose some of the nimbleness of a regular board. Guess what I'm saying is my next one won't be a wide.
I like my riders choice a lot!
Thanks guys, been looking more at the T.Rice which is a Mid-Wide i've since found out - lib tech website is confusing....anyway - think that will be the go for me. 157!
Plus I can't find many places in Australia that sell the GNU boards that I like.
Same manufacturer anyways
Do not buy your board in Australia mate, they are a total rip. even after shipping costs the stores here are usually $100-$200 dearer. Except sometimes for lib tech, they aren't always too steep.
Would you look at a proto ct?
Pretty set on the T.Rice now, but did check out the proto ct, had not heard of it before.
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