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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 04:03 PM
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Need a new board - FIRST TIMER

hey guys,

ive been snowboarding for a lot of years now a few times a year and never got my own board. a mountain near my college offers a discount on season passes and im thinking about getting one to use on the weekends. Im 6'4 about 200lbs and have a 14 or 15 size boot depending. id like the board for all around riding, not just one geared towards freestyle. What board would you suggest to me for under $400? also a recommended pair of boots and bindings as well.

i was talking to some people and they suggested to me the burton blunt wide, and the nitro team wide.

but i want to get more than 2 opinions before i make a decision on what board i want to get. So please, link me away to boards you think are right for me.

also i ride regular, im 18, dont think i will be growing much more, but its possible, and i live in NYC, but travel about an hour or so north when the winter comes to ride.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 06:38 PM
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if you like to ride all mountain then definitely do not get the blunt or the nitro team boards. Those are park oriented boards that you wont be happy with. If i were you i would go pick up a k2 zepplin wide. Its a board that can be used for everything on the mountain. Other boards i would suggest would be possibly a burton custom wide, Gnu Riders Choice is good, and possibly a Ride Antic. all are wide all mountain boards and I would go in the order I gave you. Up to you of course.
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 07:05 PM
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im not looking to spend over 400 on a board...maybe ill get last years model of the burton custom...what length would be good for me? above 167?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 08:36 PM
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personal preference. I am 6'5 and dont like boards bigger than 162. Thats something you really have to decide. I would go around a 162 personally up to you tho.
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 10:32 PM
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rome flag is their wide version of the anthem. stiff board, all mtn.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 10:44 PM
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I agree with the GNU Riders Choice mtx. It should be right around 400. But I say spend the money and get a Lib/Gnu BTX board if you can
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 11:08 PM
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The Team is fine for what you're looking for its an all mountain freestyle board. But you definitely need a wide if you're in a 15 boot.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 01:30 AM
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i have a k2 viper 162 wide will sale for 175. pm me if interested and ill get your some pics
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 09:59 AM
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thanks for the suggestions guys. when i told my mom i wanted to get a board she said she wanted to get me one last christmas but my uncle and 2 stores talked her out of it and said that im better off just renting a board ever year just for the winter and just owning a pair of boots...what are the pros and cons of renting a board vs owning one?
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