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Old 09-16-2008, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried this on yahoo answers and no luck so i decided to become a new member of your community...

i am a 17 year old kid...about 6'1 in height...about 175 pounds....i love snowboarding and have been using a garbage board the past years. this year i wish to take my snowboarding to the next level i bought a new pair of bindings, the Ride NRC bindings ($270) and i am buying a board now. i spend the majority of my time in the park doing rails and jumps while i also like to race my friends and mess around on the diamonds..i know ideally i should be riding a 162 board but i would like to down it to a 159 i think...i am willing to spend anything $400 and under for a board that fits my style, o i forgot i have a size 12 boot because i got beast feet...also the majority of my gear is green and yellow and white if matching is possible but that is on the bottom of my list....thanks for the help!!!

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FYI i was considering the Burton Blunt 159 Wide...thoughts? (this years model is round 375)

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Old 09-16-2008, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your weight is fine for a 159. The blunt is nothing more than the clash repackaged in a twin shape and a 40 dollar higher price tag. There's better boards out there in that price range. I'd check out the atomic hatchet wide, capita stairmaster wide, k2 darkstar wide just to name a few.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually at your weight for an all-mountain-fun-board, I'd suggest something more like 155-157. Same boards that BA suggested, but I'd go smaller, cause I've found in general, smaller is more playful.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea im also 6'1 may you keep in mind so thats why i went to 159 if i find a nice board in 158 id go with that but generally i dont think id go smaller idk ill check out those boards
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Weight not height when choosing board length.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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how come whenever they fit you for a board at a store they made you stand next to it and see if its in between your chin and nose like a hockey stick lol
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