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|04-25-2010 09:58 AM|
Originally Posted by collaboration View Post
|04-23-2010 02:22 PM|
|Dayten||No problem. We are here to get expert information and opinions, I don't consider that a hijack.|
|04-22-2010 11:28 PM|
Originally Posted by Leo View Post
i was also thinking of K2 Turbo Dream, actually between Ride Antic and that..
i know i will definitely hit the park.. once i'm good enough to freeride
in that case, you would rather recommend Ride Machete over K2 Turbo Dream? i'm likely to spend more time freeriding this season but i don't want to be changing board every season if i don't have to
sorry for the hijack by the way
|04-22-2010 12:33 PM|
Originally Posted by Dayten View Post
You have to remember, not everyone's nose, neck, chin, etc... are in the same position even when you are comparing two people of the same height. This is why that board measurement stuff based on where it reaches on your head falls apart.
You could comfortably go down to a 154 if you wanted. But I will tell you this much, for all-mountain purposes, the 156 is better. Especially since that is the smallest size they carry anyway. It's a killer deal too. Shocking considering that it's from REI
|04-22-2010 12:25 PM|
|Dayten||Thanks for all the replies. I am going for the K2 Turbo Dream 156cm. I did take a look at a 156cm size board at my local shop and it measured up to my forehead ( almost as tall as me..), way passed the nose and chin guide lines. After looking at K2's website the 156cm is rated for my weight. Thanks again.|
|04-21-2010 09:46 PM|
|04-21-2010 04:01 PM|
Thank You for the replies. I have read a lot of great reviews of the Burton Custom V Rocker, but sort of shied away from Burton due to there EST binding setup and the cost. I wanted to stay with standard binding to have more flexibility with board choices. Really great information on your replies to consider. I am not sure if I will be doing to much park stuff, I will be mostly on all mountain groomed runs or when there is fresh powder at the ski resort. Wow, I didn't even consider a 156 size board. I thought it would be to big and heavy for me to maneuver on the mountain. One of my buddy that is about same height and weight rides a 153 GNU Park Pickle, unfortunately I was not able to test ride his board because his binding were to big. Well, I will take all your opinions into consideration. My buddies are beginners as well so their knowledge on different boards are limited.
How is the Sierra Snowboards compared to the band snowboards. I have read the reviews on their website and have great things to say about the board.
Wow, the price for the K2 Turbo Dream 156 at REI is a great deal. Also saw a GNU Riders Choice 154.5 on sale at REI. Decisions, decisions.
|04-21-2010 02:27 PM|
|TeamSR||turbo dream is one of the best boards i have ever ridden for park/mountain|
|04-21-2010 01:31 PM|
You can get conversion plates for the Burton ICS system.
I forgot to mention, 154 is on the shorter end of the spectrum for you. 150-154 is park riding size for you.
I think you'll be more comfortable on a 156.
K2 Turbo Dream Snowboard - '09/'10 at REI.com
K2 Turbo Dream > Sierra Crew
|04-21-2010 01:25 PM|
I can't comment on the boards, I really only know what I've ridden, but, if you end up thinking Burton Custom V-Rocker know that most (if not all) new Burton are going to be set up for Burton's binding system.
I don't know if you can get plates for "regular" bindings.
If the profile and such of the Custom V-Rocker appeal to you (not to be a shill) check out the Sierra Reverse Crew. At $299 it makes your price point.
It's going to be tough finding a Machete.
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