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Exclamation snowboard sizing i need HELP!!!!!!!

ok im a first year snowboarder ive been out 2 times and am investing in a snowboard gear i am 6'3 tall and i weigh 215 to 220 lbs i am very athletic and i am a size 12 shoe but i think i can wear a smaller boot probobly an 11 and i need your help i want either a burton custom or a rome board i ride freestyle and free ride so help thankyou
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Some quick basics:

(1) Do NOT buy boots that you have not tried on.

(2) Board size is determined by how much you weigh, and boot size. This varies from one company to another. Thus, take a look at various company web sites. Look to see what the weight range is for a given deck. Shorter boarders will be more menuverable (i.e. freestyle), but not as stable at high speeds (you wont have to worry too much about that for awhile).

example: Brand X decks
155cm: 125 lbs - 155 lbs
157cm: 145 lbs - 185 lbs
160cm: 165 lbs - 205 lbs
etc

Custom's are good decks, but can be a handful for a new rider. Rome makes really good boards, too. Check out the Soulution.

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ya because i was looking into the customs and i heard they were a good board are they tough to handle im planning on keeping the board for a while and i want to progress on it i have picked up on the sport a little and i will be on the mountain every weekend so andy more advice would be great on the custom thanks
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and i havent been able to find sizing on the custom
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and i havent been able to find sizing on the custom
On Burton site. Do a "compare board specs" within the board section.

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On Burton site. Do a "compare board specs" within the board section.
I just looked at it. Your going to be up around a 166cm deck.

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okay what do you think i should go with because i have no idea i hear great things aboutthe customs and what not but i am just not sure
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and what kind of boot and binding thanks you are helping alot
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so i am not sure though i want to be able to jump so i want the board to be poppy and it will be used a little more to freestyle i want manuverability
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Boots: Buy these first. Before anything else. Goto a local shop. Try stuff on. Lots. See what feels good, and fits. After you have picked out boots, then you need to get bindings that are compatable with the boots. Some boots and some bindings don't jive too well together. People at the local shop will help with that.

Deck: Honestly, if you are just learning to ride, you shouldn't even be thinking about freestyle stuff at this point. Make sure you take some lessons. You do not want to develop bad habits now that will stick with you the rest off you riding life. That said, smaller softer boards are easier to learn on. Eventually, they are also more situatued for freestyle, too. But again, you should not be thinking about that right now. Look through the various company web sites. Burton. Rome. Ride. K2. Atomic. Etc. Read the descriptions of each of their decks, and look at their weight ranges. Narrow it down to a few choices, and then start looking for reviews and deals in you area, or close-out web sites, etc.

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