Help a Brother out: Board for Large Dudes
Hi All, I'm a pretty big guy (6-4, 225, size 12 boot) and I'm having trouble finding the right sized board and would really appreciate your expertise. I'm getting back into snowboarding after several years away (moved to SoCal) and am looking to upgrade my 10 year old tank of board, the K2 Fatbob.
I am a typical freeride rider, and spend minimal time in the park, although I do like to hit some kickers when cruising down the mountain. I've been looking at the Burton Mayhem 165W but I'm worried that it's too wide, at 26.8. It's new this year so there isn't much out there on it. I've also seen some good deals on last year's Burton Royale (166 or 162) and the Ride Decade (165).
The problem I'm seeing is that I am at the upper weight range for these board, which say 220+. The salesman at the local board shop was pushing me to a 168 Ride Yukon which is more than I want to spend a more board than I think I need. Help!