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Old 12-03-2008, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am 6'4", 210lbs, size 13, Beginner-Intermediate
planning to spend about 20 days this year at NY state sites, and 2 x 5 day trips. (Europe & CA)

budget- $700 (don't mind spending less).

Board:
Would a Atomic Alibi 162W be a good option for me? I've been reading that I need a 166 board, but I heard great things about the Alibi and I saw 08 boards for ~$300.
I was also considering the Burton Operator 164W that I saw for $300, or the Custom 167W (~$400)

Boots:
Moto/Ruller boots- I only tried Burton boots so far sine I am abroad at snow less country, Burton is pretty much the only boot I can try on a size 13 here

Binds:
I was thinking about the Mission or Cartel.
The Cartel would be good for a beginner?

Feel free to offer a completely different setup, I am not locked on any brand or model.

Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Ittai

Last edited by ittai; 12-03-2008 at 06:11 PM.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dont know about the board, but ill comment on the boots and bindings.

Out of everything you buy, boots are the most important! make sure they r comfortable, and dont skimp on a good pair...the extra $50 could make or break a days riding.

If you have skinny feet, I recommend salomons, especially the "fushion series", as they actually have a smaller profile, which helps us big footers.

I rode mission bindings for a while and i really liked them, if I were you I'd save the cash, buy the missions, and go and buy a pair of boots that really fit properly.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i road burton mission bindings last year and they did the trick. I like them alot. I never had to tighten any screws. I just set it and forget it.

I have solomon boots and they held up pretty good. This will be my third year if i decided to keep riding them. The only thing is the pull string gets loose after some hard turns.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OK,

So I'm set on boots, I'll be getting the Burton Ruler, tried them on for 15 minutes today, perfect fit.

I've narrowed the board options to:
Atomic Triarc 163W- $180
Burton Operator 164W- $300
NS Heritage X 166W- $390- should I even consider this board?

as far as binds, pending on the board which should I get? Cartel or Mission? or something else?

I spend all of my time Carving, would probably want to start doing some park by the end of the season.

Thanks again,
Ittai
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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buy the missions, they r excellent bindings for the price. Cartels would be a bit of a waste, if u get what I mean.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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my input on the board choice would be to go with the Atomic Triarc. Very very good board, and look at it's price! Compared to your other two options, the Triarc is gonna be a huge steal.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So I am going with Ruler Boots, Mission Binds and the Atomic Triarc Board.

I've seen the mission for $90, but it's a 2007 model, the 2009's are available for $125, is there any difference?

Last edited by ittai; 12-05-2008 at 09:27 AM.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah
about 2 years
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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^^^
Guess so...

ended up with:
08-09 Mission for $107.
08-09 Ruler for $155 (including shipping)
07-08 Triarc for $180.

$442 and with my luck I'll probably break my leg while running to sign for the package.

Thank you all for the help.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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