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02-10-2014 10:58 PM
TyBardy Peep this Ride Manic - this 157W from Ride will for SURE suit your size. It is also a low-pro rocker which is kind of like Ride's All Mountain Rocker.

EDIT - I think if you went with a longer, standard width board you would be happier. Turn initation will be more fluid and natural.
02-10-2014 10:54 PM
TyBardy Cant find any specs on that board - so its hard to say. My initial reaction is that board is probably too small for you. I am peaking around to see what I can find under $300
02-10-2014 10:22 PM
Pat Z.
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Originally Posted by Naturesabre View Post
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157MW DC

What do you guys think about this one? I want to keep the board under 300. Would the Midwide account for the decrease in size?
02-10-2014 10:17 PM
Naturesabre You should not go with something smaller than a 160(164 would be great for added charge-ability) because of your weight and because you say so yourself you'll be using it primarily for carving the groomed stuff. You are correct saying that camber is ideal for carving but there are hybrid profiles out there that can get you the degree of carving you want while still treating you well when you come out to the land of far-superior snow so don't cut them out too soon. The Berzerker that you have linked on your post wouldn't be a bad choice. It's not ideal for any specific conditions but it is very much so the jack-of-all trades master-of-none concept(if you can upgrade to the Highlife, supposedly it's a real charger. It warrants more skill though) Howeeeever, the berzerker will do pretty well in the powder like you want it to.

With regards to bindings, freeriding bindings tend to be stiffer to increase response. You'll probably want stiffer bindings eventually but if you're just getting into it, you could benefit from ones with a little more give.
EDIT: the berzerker doesn't come in 162... you'll be more than fine on the 161 if you choose to go smaller.
02-10-2014 10:16 PM
TyBardy The wide board is not to accomidate the foot size, it is to accomidate the overall size. It also matters which board you are looking into. If you are trying to freeride on a all mountain/free ride board - you will either need the longer board or a wide board. If you are looking for a park board you can shorten everything up
02-10-2014 10:13 PM
TyBardy
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Originally Posted by Pat Z. View Post
I already have a pair of Ride Rook size 11's. I'll keep looking into wide boards. Any good sites to find them? Wides are so hard to find.
Wide boards will limit you a bit but you can also makeup for the wide by going stiffer in your case.

If you are interested in a Ride, their website is super awesome about getting you into the right size board for your weight. As for your foot size, you don't have a massive foot so I wouldn't worry a whole lot about toe drag. And like I said, you can always get a footprint reduced set of boots to help with this aspect.
02-10-2014 10:11 PM
ridinbend
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I already have a pair of Ride Rook size 11's. I'll keep looking into wide boards. Any good sites to find them? Wides are so hard to find.
I have 11.5 boots and do not require a wide board. Unless you plan on carving like a pro, getting way down parallel with the runs, you will most likely never experience toe drag.
02-10-2014 10:09 PM
TyBardy
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
WTF? Why would he need such a big board? That's ridiculous. If you want an all mountain board that will still perform in powder just get a hybrid rocker/camber board. There are plenty of options that allow you to do all the things you want without having to buy a mega board. A board similar to what your using now would be a rossignol krypto which is also a mid wide if you are concerned about boot size.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/ros...ol-krypto.html
He is 6'2 215 - not a small man
02-10-2014 10:07 PM
Pat Z.
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Originally Posted by TyBardy View Post
which ride are you looking at? You will likely need the 164 MINIMUM but probably the 167. You may also want to look into some burton boots as they are one of the best in the idustry for footprint reduction. That being said, theere are many good boot companies that make boots with very good footprint reduction that will reduce the toe drag and not force you into a wide board.

If you are uncomfortable in a 164/167... the 159W would probably be a bit more ideal for your makeup...
I already have a pair of Ride Rook size 11's. I'll keep looking into wide boards. Any good sites to find them? Wides are so hard to find.
02-10-2014 10:07 PM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by TyBardy View Post
which ride are you looking at? You will likely need the 164 MINIMUM but probably the 167.
WTF? Why would he need such a big board? That's ridiculous. If you want an all mountain board that will still perform in powder just get a hybrid rocker/camber board. There are plenty of options that allow you to do all the things you want without having to buy a mega board. A board similar to what your using now would be a rossignol krypto which is also a mid wide if you are concerned about boot size.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/ros...ol-krypto.html
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