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05-01-2014 02:22 PM
Chambo
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Originally Posted by ThredJack View Post
I feel ya there. Same for me this season.
Yeah killing me already.

Going to try and take a day trip to Whistler, but over renting as I would rather put that money into a board.
04-30-2014 10:17 PM
ThredJack
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Originally Posted by Chambo View Post

Yeah next season feels so far away and I was just getting into it and now have to wait!!
I feel ya there. Same for me this season.
04-30-2014 01:29 PM
Chambo
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Originally Posted by XR4Ti View Post
Not commenting on price or suitability, but it's right in your backyard (in a 159 & other sizes):



GNU Carbon Credit BTX Snowboard-Black-143 - The Boardroom

I did see that one but probably pushing budget a bit too far.

Cheers and thanks for your help.
04-30-2014 12:14 PM
XR4Ti Not commenting on price or suitability, but it's right in your backyard (in a 159 & other sizes):

GNU Carbon Credit BTX Snowboard-Black-143 - The Boardroom
04-30-2014 11:15 AM
Chambo Hey thanks for your replies, much appreciated.

I am in Canada so those boards mentioned cost quite a bit to ship plus import duties from those sites.
I couldn't find the GNU board anywhere here in Canada online but can get the K2 Raygun for $260 from a local store.

I have purchased a pair of boots already, really confortable Ride boots.

Yeah next season feels so far away and I was just getting into it and now have to wait!!
04-30-2014 11:14 AM
david_z I wouldn't worry too much about being to heavy for the board. Especially for a beginner, riding a relatively shorter board is probably going to be easier to learn on.

Also, I am a shade lighter than OP also with size 11 boots, 156-158 really is my sweet spot lately (although I do have a 160 for pow).
04-30-2014 10:18 AM
Oldman First off, welcome.

Now, if you are "set" on the Playback, grab the 158. As you will be on the learning curve being new to the sport and based on your boot size, your progression will be easier on a regular width board.

Heed the advice of Anti and spend time making sure you get a boot that fits your foot properly. Don't just grab a pair that might be your size "on sale". If they don't fit properly, you'll be out the cost of your "on sale" pair and spending more money on another pair that fits.

Good luck next season...................oh that is so far away
04-30-2014 09:16 AM
f00bar
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Originally Posted by Anticrobotic View Post

Or how about this one? GNU CARBON CREDIT 159 $198.83 - it looks like it fits your stats quite well. It's the model from 12/13 but big deal...
After my first time falling down the hill and knowing I was hooked I bought that board, only in a 154 and love it. Not that I have any experience on other boards to compare it to but I'll say it's been great for me to learn on.
04-30-2014 07:23 AM
Anticrobotic Other boards of interest:

ROME TOUR 159 $262.46

K2 RAYGUN 161 $251.95

Evo also have Rossignol Templars and Taipans but I'm a little sceptical about their waist widths. Normal is a little too narrow, wide a little too wide...

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Or how about this one? GNU CARBON CREDIT 159 $198.83 - it looks like it fits your stats quite well. It's the model from 12/13 but big deal...
04-30-2014 07:12 AM
Anticrobotic K2 wide boards are wide as fuck and it's probably better not to go for one of those. You're perhaps a little on the heavy side for a 158 but on the other hand you're better off with a shorter/softer board since you're a beginner.

And as always, picking the right boot is much, MUCH more important than picking the right board...
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