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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 12:34 PM
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Hello all,

After doing 3.5 weeks of massive snowboarding in the past two years I feel ready to buy my first board.

My figure:

Height: 182cm / 5.9 ft
Weight: 70KG / 158 Lbs
Feet Size: 46-47 / 11 12

I like to buy all around board (50% Freestyle 50% Free Ride (.
After talking to some friends, I got recommendation for semi-wide board (Because I have large feet).

I know that Burton's Custom-X board has a wide model but everyone has Burton 

Are there any other companies you recommend?
What models should I look for?
Do I really need a semi wide board?
What board size is the recommended for me depending on my figure?

Look forward for your help.

Tzachi
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 05:46 AM
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Getting closer to decide

Hey all,

I'm have thoughts between Rome Agent or Rome Slash. What is better considering my size (182cm,70kg,slim fit)?

Are there other boards you recommend?

Tzachi
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 12:13 PM
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It comes down to this

Hey all,

After doing some research I have decided to go for Rome's Folsom Boot. It has a great grip and I feel really comfortable with it.

Regarding the board, I have second thoughts about rome "slash". Do I REALLY need a wide board? I have talked to some excellent rider which is exactly my foot size (12.5 Rome). He owns a regular board and he is really happy with it. No problems what so ever. Moreover, he said that rome has smaller boots then other companies. Meaning I can squeeze into a regular size board with no problems. He even mentioned trying a good "wide" board and he immediately felt the quality difference.


Your thoughts before I buy ..?


Tzachi
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You probably don't NEED a wide board, but Rome makes good ones. You won't feel like you're being slowed down because your board is a giant plank. Their wide boards are excellent. I think if you have a 11.5 boot or so, you will be better off on a wide board than you would with too much toe/heel drag.

You could always demo both and see which one works best. Actually riding one is the only way you will know for sure.
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You probably don't NEED a wide board, but Rome makes good ones. You won't feel like you're being slowed down because your board is a giant plank. Their wide boards are excellent. I think if you have a 11.5 boot or so, you will be better off on a wide board than you would with too much toe/heel drag.

You could always demo both and see which one works best. Actually riding one is the only way you will know for sure.
i have a 11.5 boot size , and i ride a regular , it depents on what angle your boots are.
if you have 0/0 you will have toe drag but if you go beyond 9 their will be no drag
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Also, you may have bindings with adjustments that let you negate some toe/heel drag.
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