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Old 09-13-2007, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Narrowed to 6 boards, what do you think?

6' 0" (183 cm), Men's 11, 138 lbs, Beginner w/ some experience, going to the French Alps!!

Using the knowledge you all have imparted, I have narrowed my board search to the following.

FORUM Recon 153M (2007) 25.6 waist
156 (2007) 25

RIDE Control 155 (2007) 24.9
155 (2006) 24.9

ROME Crail 156 (2007) 24.8
153 (2007) 24.7 Too small??


What do you think? I'm going to buy tonight or tomorrow! All this looking has me so pumped! Too bad there are a few months yet to use any of this!
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't go less than a 156 but I think the Rome Crail is not what your looking for.
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah of those i would say the Ride Control. i dont know much about the forum.
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i would vouch for the ride but......

be confident and KNOW that nobody will know which fits better than YOU!
newb or not, you gotta try before you buy.

so find your selection of planks and stand on them!

you are flyweight so i doubt any of those listed will be too small for your mass. but will they be too small for your stance????

now my understanding is, your feet should be apart by a distance that is equal to the length from your ankle joint to your knee! this is what i have heard not what i subscribe to!

to be honest, i kinda blagged it and have settled thru experimentation on about 22". now, compared to many of the ultra steez stoopid wide arsed stances of the kids today, i prolly look like a broom stick! but fuk them, coz it works for me! and has done for 10+ years!

so! don't be shy, step on the planks to be sure the holes in the top sheet are still under your feet and of course, bend your legs, do the old flexing thing and make the occasional whoosh noise (the fun doesn't have to wait until your in the alps!!!!)
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Hmmm, maybe the Gnu CHB (Carbon high beam) might be a better choice for her. They are relativley inexpensive, good quality, good freeriders and they come in both regular and wide. They are also flexier allowing her lighter weight to work with the camber while at the same time, being a longer board, allow for a wider stance if necessary (I personally ride a narrow stance).
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Yeah, that wide stance is a killer on old knees.... I narrowed mine to about 23 inches and that has so helped.
Totally! So much control too especially being able to crouch super low on your board when rocketing down the hills and total power in the turns!
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Yeah, that wide stance is a killer on old knees.... I narrowed mine to about 23 inches and that has so helped.
Old knees? The young suffer too! *rubs semi-wrecked left knee*
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Old knees? The young suffer too! *rubs semi-wrecked left knee*
Oh yeah. You are WAY too hardcore on your joints!
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man you should've seen the welts on my inner calfs from the boot top pressure

it just did not fit my riding style at all; and i'm a 'high backs pushed way forward' kinda bloke!
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I ended up getting last year's FORUM Recon at a local shop for $150. So I am pleased as punch!!! I was going to get the Ride LX bindings from last year, due to my budget, but with the cheaper board I am looking to spend between $150 and $250 for new and better bindings. I have seen some people recommend the ROME Arsenals, any others in my price range? US 11 Men's boot.
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