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Old 12-10-2008, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry for asking for help on the first post.

I'm 28 and a good snowboarder. I rode almost every winter day from 1995 to 2000. Since 2000, I have been going pretty infrequently, but still get out from time to time, usually borrowing a board. I sold my last board in 2001 which was a Burton Twin 153. I am 6'2" and 200lbs because I am a body builder. My shoe size is 11.5 - 12 US.

My budget is $350 (less is better) for a board only. I already have boots and a pair of Burton Custom bindings. I am looking for an all around board that I can take from park to pow. I am thinking becasue of my shoe size, I should probably get a wide board? Not sure on this.

Skill: Advanced (14 years experience)
Budget: No more than $350
Board Type: All-Around
My Height: 6'2"
My Weight: 200lbs
Shoe Size: 11.5 - 12

Suggestions? I am open to current models, old models...whatever!

Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-10-2008, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This may be a bit on the shorter end of the scale for you but very good board for what you're looking to do and a super price. 157 is a little short I'd prefer you on a 160 but if you're not riding powder all that often this should be fine. Do you ride on the east or west coast? Also, you should definitely get a wide board and the one I linked you to below the Rome Slash fits the bill you're looking for perfectly.

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Old 12-10-2008, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ever consider the Rome Agent? Not sure what size would be for you, you'd have to check the charts but thats a good all around board with a park focus to it when you desire. Only thing is you'd be looking at around $490 unless you could find a good deal somewhere. It's worth it from the things I've heard about it..mines coming in the mail tomorrow.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeha man you need a wide board. definitly.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm in Michigan and do most of my riding there. Lots of groomers. But I do have plans for Utah and elsewhere so pow is in the future.

I looked at the Rome Slash. Looks perfect but I'm not finding the deals. Any others?

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Old 12-11-2008, 08:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Does anyone else have suggestions?
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Does anyone else have suggestions?
Yes. Do some more homework. Then come back with some specific boards you are looking at. Browse the various manufacture web sites, and see what all-mountain boards fit your budget. You can also do a broad search at dogfunk.com. $350 is a little on the "lower" end of new board MSRP's, (unless you can find close-out on last years, deals, etc.), so just be aware of that. And yes, with a size 12 shoe you will prolly be looking for a wide board.

Also, welcome to the board.

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Old 12-11-2008, 10:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ever consider the Rome Agent? Not sure what size would be for you, you'd have to check the charts but thats a good all around board with a park focus to it when you desire. Only thing is you'd be looking at around $490 unless you could find a good deal somewhere. It's worth it from the things I've heard about it..mines coming in the mail tomorrow.
slash is a wide agent


that board he linked to earlier sounds to be a real solid board for you. rome makes excellent stuff..the slash or graft could very well be my next board..that board is 50% off? sounds like a steal to me..
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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yeha man you need a wide board. definitly.
dude i have the same shoe size and i ride a regular one
i just have to ride minimum 12 -12 , i ride 15 -15 and it ain't a problem
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dude i have the same shoe size and i ride a regular one
i just have to ride minimum 12 -12 , i ride 15 -15 and it ain't a problem
yea i would say a wide isnt really a requirement either..
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