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Old 07-21-2007, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i'm looking to buy my first board but not sure what to buy? I wanna make sure I know what to LOOK for in buying a board. As far as bindings & boots i'm ok(for the most part) but a board I need help. I have decent boots & i'm gunna go with FLOW bindings prolly, M9's or M11's(unless someone gives me a good reason not to) I wanna make sure I don't buy a trash board that wont last or something thats no good, wanna do it right the 1st time because I plan on having it for a long time. Can you guys give me some tips on buying a board I'v been told these are good brands to check out, forum/ride/k2 & ofcourse burton but i'm not sure I wanna spend burton $$. I wear a size 11 boot, does that mean I go for the binding size LARGE over small/XL..? Also with a 11 size boot I just buy a normal board not a WIDE board currect? I'm about 5"11 & 150 pounds I was going to go for 158cm. thanks guys!
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im in the exact same situation...but im 6'1" and 185 lbs and wear size 13 boot...i do mostly slope riding but also want to try jumps(not real big on stunts but will do some)i was thinking about a 159cm...maybe K2 illusion or the select...any thoughts on these boards or any other sugestions to this? should i have a wide board?
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I think most wide boards are made for boot sizes no SMALLER than 10.5. A wide board might work for you.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would go with a 156 midewide or over (but not too big)...go with size Xl bindings with 13 boots...you should be ok with L bindings if you have size 10.5...mostly look at the price...you usually get what you pay for unless a good board is on sale from a previous year, but then you dont have the latest style so its all on what your values are. look around for the best deals
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Size 11 is good for LARGE bindings currect, not XL?
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yea the sizes can overlap a little bit...as long as they fit when you strap in is all that matters
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Starting to notice if I go with burton i'll need a wide board with 11size shoes, the rest of the brands have a LARGE bindings that goes from like size 8-11 which would fit a normal board with large bindings, burton medium bindings only go up to size 10, then for some stupid reason the LARGE bindings from burton go from like 11-14, which is VERY stupid because the average size for men has to be around 11 so in burtons case 80% of guys are gunna need wide boards from them cuz there normal waist from burton is 24.8cm. the normal wasit on other boards seems to be around 25-25.5cm and there bindings from pretty much any brand but burton has the large bindings that fit normal boards that goes up to size 11. Size 11 in normal brands are with the 8-11 group, not the XL feet, gay. So all in all, I cant buy a burton board cuz my feet from burton go into the XL feet range since the LARGE bindings from burton do not fit any of there boards but the wide ones. That pisses me off, any other freaking brand i'm in the large bindings and it fits normal boards, but burton i'm in the XL range how stupid they just HAVE to be different. thats not something u wanna be different on though..
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Its about marketing and sales. make it hard for the customer so they buy all burton shit, insted of a burton board with different parts etc. like the binding threads on the boards, instead of a normal 4x4 pattern burton have like a diamond pattern which means you gotta have that stupid adapter plate for the bindings. these companies operate to make money and work to get money the best way, they don't give a shit that you wanna snowboard. I like burton's stuff but i get the feeling that i'd never buy their stuff purely on morals and principles. healthy competition between companies is good but adding unadaptable products (from another companies point of view) to your line is tight. just shows that they really don't have the best interest of the sport in mind. I bet if another company made the same thread patterns and bindings to fit, burton would eat them alive in court.
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I agree...thats why i go w/ forum. They have the best quality and adaptability for the price(compared to burton).
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i kind of got a problem with this... my boot is a 10.5 but has a small footprint. I have burton cartels and I got them in Large 10+. I'm pretty much at the minimal that these things will hold me in... but now im wondering would i be to big for the medium cartels. no clue.
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