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Old 11-06-2008, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am looking to get a snowboard and my friend is selling a K2 fusewide 159 with bindings for $170. I also went to a store and they are selling a burton (not sure the model) and a K2 fusewide, both 152 with ride bindings for $100 and $150 with boots. I am 5'11"/6' and weigh 135-140lbs. I am looking for an all around freeride board but one that I will eventually use for jumps and park. The stores deal is better but I'm afraid the boards are too small. I would like this board to at least last a couple years. So what should I do? O and my shoe size is 11 1/2
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For your weight, a 159 is too big for you, especially if you plan to ride in the park. You need a wide board though. I would suggest a 152-156 for your weight. I can't really suggest a board though, seeing your price range is very low. If you decide to spend more money, look into the Rome Slash 154 or 156. I think that will suit your needs very well.

You can find last years Forum Recon Wide for $150, then you can pair it up with some bindings from last year too.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So the 152 fuse wide won't be too small?
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think a 152 might be pushing it a bit. Just wait for someone else to give you an anser. There are more snowboard educated people on here than me.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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152 won't be too small. You can get away with a regular width board if you use boots that have a smaller footprint. Center the boots on the board over the binding inserts. If there is tons of overhang (like 2 inches), try a different boot. When you find some that fit your board, then find some that fit your feet.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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your 6'0 and 135. damn your a lanky kid
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So in my position what would you guys do? I'm leaning towards the smaller cheaper board but still concerned about the size.
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A 152 will be fine for what you intend to ride.

If you plan on going off massive kickers and slashing through powder, go a little bigger.
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