Looking for recommendations for a board that would be good for a large guy. Im 6'3"280 13 shoe. I have snowboarded three times on rentals and i am interested in getting a board for my self. I usually snowboard on icey conditions on the east coast tennessee and north carolina area.
Last edited by Todd2002; 02-05-2013 at 12:52 AM.
Reason: Added shoe size
My cousin is about the same height/shoe size as you and rides an older status uno wide. He rides in PA and says it grips on ice really good but doesnt feel sluggish like some other wide boards. I think he has the 166w - http://statussnow.com/index.php?main...info&cPath=1_3 edit: looks like its on sale now too fyi
Last edited by Sal78sierra; 02-07-2013 at 05:32 PM.
The SkunkApe is a solid board for a big guy, I'm about the same size, probably a little bit heavier at this point and I ride a NeverSummer Legacy 166w which is softer than the Heritage and I have no issues. The SkunkApe is about the same or stiffer than the legacy and a little bit dead feeling (at least to me) but if you're just learning you won't know the difference anyway so if you can find one for a good price than go for it.
6'5" 260. Started a couple years ago on a cheapo Burton Bullet 164 which sucks to ride now but provided a lot of fun for me while learning. Maybe a bit small but like I said it got the job done until I got to the point where I knew more about how I wanted to ride to really pick the right higher end board for me. Those can be had brand new anywhere from 200-300 bucks right now.
Wound up going with a Heritage 166 just recently and it's amazing the difference, but I'm still keeping the old Burton as a beater if I need one in the future.