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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 11:25 PM
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NEED HELP! Intermediate Rider.. What board?

I want a board that is good for beginner park riders. I am 5'11 155 and I usually ride a 156. My boot size is a 10.5. Give me some good suggestions please! I am willing to spend about $1,000 for the complete setup. Board, Bindings, and Boots? I previously owned a Forum Recon 156. Thanks
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 11:40 PM
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$1000?!

You can get a great setup right now for under 500, if not 400.

Good park boards - Capita Stairmaster, Sierra Crew, Rome Graft, K2 Darkstar, Gnu Riders Choice and CHB MTX. All of these handle good in both park and the mountain

Bindings - Rome 390s. ActiveRideShop has them for 95...lots of people can attest to how good they are.

Boots - go to shops and try them on. Everybody's feet are different

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I just read that you're going to be working out at Crapper. Anyways swing into Mountain Sports Outlet in Silverthorne when you get out to Crapper. If you're there in mid Oct. We'll be having our insane sale on last years gear and this years stuff. I've got a ton of DH DFC's from last year that I think we'll be selling for around 280ish range (don't totally quote me on that just yet) some Gnu DK's, TRS's, T.Rices, etc. etc., The whole Nitro line up. Plus we carry Rome, K2, Ride, Unity, Burton, and I'm not exactly sure what else we've brought in for this up coming season.

Either way shopping with us you'll be able to cut that budget down, take the left over money and buy a 5 mountain pass so you can ride all over the county.
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I'm not really finding a whole lot of 156 boards. Should I down size to a 55 or go up to a 57. I'm 5'11 155. I have been looking at the burton custom and the forum destroyer.. anyone heard anything about these? Thanks
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Both suck! For your weight drop down to the 155.
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Ight thanks.
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Ok, first, to parse this out even more...when riding park, are you going to lean more towards hitting kickers, or rails, or both? If your going towards rails, you want something real soft. Something like the WWW, Artifact, etc would be a good choice for this, and something like a Custom would be a really bad choice. If your going towards jumps, you'll want something a bit stiffer so you don't wash-out on landings.

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I want a board that can handle the kickers and rails. And its not like I will be spending the whole day in the park cuz I like to free-ride too. I got a job at Copper Mountain so I will have plenty of time to progress.
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Look at an All mountain freestyle board. Most everyone up here in Slummit county rides something like that so we can do anything in front of us.

DH is an ok board I'm not a fan personally but I have a lot of friends that love it. The new never summer evo is the sickness for park or the SL for all mountain use. K2 jibpan and darkstar are good decks for all mountain as well.
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