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Old 05-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"You need a wide board dude", "No, a 255 will fit a size 14 nicely", "wide, wide, wide!". At this point I'm lost in a sea of thoughts concerning what board to buy. I got a local shop to create a fully custom board from the ground up, with graphics not found anywhere else on earth (badass right?). I need a light weight board for park, superpipe, and freestyle, yet strong enough to handle larger spins (like really big). So the shop owner (who is a very chill and nice guy all around) told me that a 163cm with a 25.5cm waist would fit a size 14. WiredSport (A company I'd recommend to anyone) said that would fit also. Now back to shop dude. He also would come with a carbon-fiber strip down the middle of the core to elimnate vibration and increase strength (A useful feature). Now if I do go with custom board I shell out 300-500, the board is one-of-a-kind, etc. But I really need input on this troubling matter. For reference I included pics with my Nidecker Axis with K2 CTS (XL) and Ride Anthem (15) boots.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you on super hookup that you get a one-off for $300-$500? If not, that price to me screams low quality glass/base/finish. Have you given up on production boards? If so why?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is that Nidecker deck the 160 XL size? In that case I believe it has a waist width of 260mm and (depending on the side cut) it sure looks like you do not want to go narrower than that (assuming that you will be using the same boots).

As an aside: It looks like your boots are not centered across the board in your current set-up - there appears to be more toe than heel overhang.

Aside 2: Agree with nivek, that the price looks suspiciously low. Either somebody is giving you a real sweetheart deal (likely taking a loss) or this screams poor construction and materials.

If I were you, I would grab something like a Custom X in wide and ride happily in the knowledge that the extra money has bought me absolutely top-flight construction (and warranty!).
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have had a reference to him so he gave me and my co-worker a discount. I don't have a distaste for production boards, but I would like something that I'll never see another rider using. Always be one of a kind.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's actually longer than 160 (tip-to-tail 163.5 I think) I use those size 15 as a fitter for boards if it can fit those then I will swap out with my size 14 and ride. I've looked at the custom x, but I don't think it's suitable for a heavier rider like myself (275).
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Are you sure you're even a size 14 boot? Everything you've posted from all your threads I've read just screams wrong gear, wrong mentality, wrong wrong wrong.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Where is this guy getting the boards made? His own press? If so at 275lbs I wouldn't spend $500 on a board not made in a real factory. That's a lot of weight on a board.

There are plenty of options factory built...
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There used to be a board company in his home town. I tried to tour the factory but wasn't able to contact them. Not sure they are still in business. I forgot the name of the place but it is in one of my past posts.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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He has his own press and topsheet and basesheet creator. The store has been there since I can remeber. He is very experienced in creating boards and is working on a new line of race boards.
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I thought it was Prospect Board Company they have a factory right near you.

prospectsnowboards.com/snowboards
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