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Old 10-30-2008, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm sorry if this has already been addressed but i'm new to the forum and joined mainly to ask this question.

I want to get into snowboarding.
i'm 6'2 and about 275 pounds.
i know this may present difficulties but i don't care.
i need to know what's a good board to get. i also would need help picking out boots/bindings. (i'm really clueless)
i have size 14 feet which may also present a problem. can anyone help me pick out some gear that would be appropriate for someone my size?!?!?!
thanks a ton.
-ian
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm also not going to be riding a super large amount (as i live hours from the closest area) so in a good budget would also be helpful. even though i'm aware my options are probably limited due to my size.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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okay so i've picked out a burton custom ICS board that's 72W
2008 Burton moto boots size 14
2009 flow flite 2
totaling $745.91
how does that sound?
there's also a 2007 burton triumph that's much cheaper but its 169cm. would that be too small? i'd much rather save a couple big ones if that would work.
someone should respond soon. i'm looking to buy asap.
-ian
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would go with a NS Titan tx. From what I hear that board is bulletproof, and has a 3 year warranty for a relaxed state of mind.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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hmmm the biggest titan i could find was a 169. would that be big enough for someone my size?
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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also is stepping a little outside of the price range. it's probably going to end up being an early christmas present so the most affordable fatty board would be bomb.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hells yeah. Its a pretty stiff board, a 169 would work just fine. I have a buddy that is 270 and uses a 164 length board. He handles that well. A 169 would be ideal, I'm not sure you would want anything longer. The longer the board the higher the speed, but the Titan is a damn fast board anyway.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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okay. i'll narrow it down to 169. it seems like that will also expand my options as far as board choices go. thanks. any opinions on the bindings and boots?
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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YOu could check out the Nitro magnum as well. Thats a big wide board and can had for around 200 if you get last years model. As for boot you are going to have to find a place and try some on. There is no other way around that.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I would not get flows for your size of foot. They can rip off the back of you boot. I have L flow bindings and a size 10 womens/ 9 mens and they riped the back of my mens boots off. I would go with a norm cinch binding. I really the Butron Mission bindings, they have an awesome hold on your boot and the toe strap is AWESOME.
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