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Old 02-04-2013, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would usually tell someone new that the board doesn't matter, you have a long way to go before you really have any idea what you want.

That being said do some searches, there are alot of big guy board threads around here.

The largest Heritage X by NS or a Skunk Ape by Lib would be a good place to start looking. They are premium boards with premium prices and have edge tech that will serve you well on ice.

At 280lbs you could ride a 200...I wouldn't go below a 168 though.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks. I have looked at the burton cus.tom flying v. The lib tech big bird and skunk ape too
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I have a size 13 shoe. I ride ober gatlinburg which is icey and tight. So constant turning is required. Looking forward to trying cataloochie in the near future.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Would the lib tech skunk ape be a good board to learn on? This will be my first board. Thanks for the help.
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Yeah, get er
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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.

That's my two cents anyways.
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