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02-22-2011 09:35 PM
Michael_A Check Prior snowboards too ... Awesome powder boards with up to 30 cm waist available.
02-22-2011 03:09 PM
Shwank
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"No, do you play miniature golf?"
I love you
02-22-2011 12:22 PM
BliND KiNK I do play a little putt putt, hows the weather up there liberty?
02-22-2011 12:17 PM
Michael_A
More info ....

Shwank,

More advice ... I am 47 so have been living with a tall body for 29 more years than you have ... anyway, don't feel bad about being tall! It is a great thing and some day you will appreciate it ... so you may as well start now. Look at Laird Hamilton (surfing) ... most surfers are tiny but Laird is big and he rides big waves. Sounds like what you are doing in the powder!

And, in case you don't know, the correct answer to the question "Do you play basketsball?" is "No, do you play miniature golf?"

Michael
02-22-2011 08:49 AM
Michael_A
Do not give up hope!

Hi,

I m 6'6" and 165 lbs so I have even more challenges than you do but do not give up hope! #1 most important tip is to locate a TAILOR near you. This sounds strange but will change your relationship to clothing. #2: Find a coat, no matter how big, that is long enough in the sleeves. The tailor can take a wedge out of the back and make it fit your trunk. This will make it fit exactly like you want, and is easy to do. It is impossible to tell that my coat was surgically altered and it feels great to have something that fits. Cost me $20. #3: Pants. Three solutions here. Find something long enough, and have tailor take in the waist so they fit. Or, what I did: got some excellent Burton pants; went to Seattle Fabrics (online) and found nylon of the same color; had tailor extend the pants 5" and now they fit perfectly. (I have 36" inseam and 32" waist, my pants fit normally and go the the bottom of my boots which is just right.) Third option is to get two pairs of pants that fit in the waist and have tailor chop the legs off one to extend the other. Sounds crazy but it works. Fourth, the board. 26cm waist which passes for "wide" simply is not good. Look at any decent park guy and their boards are about as wide as their boots. I have size 13 boots and don't get boot-out on my wide board but I still feel uncomfortable laying out on edge; and also I would like the increased stability on boxes/rails, etc. I plan on getting a Donek Phoenix ... owner their will make a wider board (28cm) for me for very little extra.

You may be saying these are expensive solutions; but bottom line is if you keep buying things that don't fit and are unhappy, then buy something new, you will spend a lot more in the long run.

Bottom line, don't get down on your height and don't settle for less than you need to!

Michael
02-20-2011 12:56 AM
cjcameron11 anytime, tough love is good love
02-20-2011 12:35 AM
Shwank Really? I've been looking for the past couple days and I'm not having the best of luck finding anything. I must be doing something wrong... As for my board, I decided to turn my bindings up a bit more. I was riding on a +9/-3 setting so I tuned it up gradually to +21/15 and love it! A lot of toe drag was eliminated and it definitely feels more natural for my stance.
As for the board suggestion - It wouldn't do much for my boot size. I'm getting the El Grande for the width and I'm pretty deadset on it now.

Thank you for the suggestions and tough-loved help!
02-19-2011 06:09 PM
cjcameron11 ohh and i forgot to mention, wear a merino wool base layer if you want to stay warm, cotton is the worst thing you can have as a base layer. The pants i have are special blend c4 strike, after a quick search i was able to find that obermeyer, north face, 686, nomis, arc'teryx all make pants that you can buy in long, i can tell you that no one will make a 37" inseam you will have to suck it up and go with a 36, and there is no way you cant find pants and a jacket to fit you comfortably, i did a little research and found heaps of stuff that i can wear so as cleveland said, look harder, and you will find a heap of gear
02-19-2011 12:32 PM
ClevelandSB yeah like the guy above me said dude you're only 6'6" thats not even that big. I'm 6'4" and my jacket is almost too big in all dimensions for me. I'm sure you would fit in it fine (its a special blend from a couple years ago). As for pants, baggy pants in snowboarding are ubiquitous so finding a pair that fits you should be easy. You're not looking hard enough
02-19-2011 02:03 AM
cjcameron11 mate im 6'11 and 275lbs, i wear special blend pants xxl pants and they fit me fine, they are about 38 - 41 inch adjustable waist and 35inch inseam (the same length is for xl aswell. I just looked and dont know what style they are but they cost me $120 off ebay brand new, 10k 10k with all the bells and whistles. As for jackets thats where i struggled, i found they were not long enough in the arms but i found one here in Aus and wore it last season, although i am now looking for another one. As for some more info, if your looking i would go with a lib tech skunk ape 172 or 180 if strictly powder riding. I ride a 169 skunk ape but amd buying a 164.5 t rice soon, im keeping the skunk ape i think in case i ever need a back up board. Also if you ride a little more duck foot you may eliminate that 4 inches of toe/heel drag, maybe get it to 1 inch front and back. I have heard that bonfires new range is longer than most brands and DC is also a little more roomy. hope this helps a bit. ohh and i wear a 15 but for some reason im in a 13 boot, ive never dragged my toe even when i was younger using a 15 boot before "shrinkage tech"
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