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01-07-2013 07:03 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by gmore10 View Post
i second this made the mistake of buying something to small
If the OP wants something longer there's this option... Available up to 176 and they can make custom stiffness.

Freeride Snowboard Model For Men From Prior Snowboards | All Mountain Snowboard | Whistler BC Canada
01-07-2013 06:53 PM
gmore10
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Originally Posted by cifex View Post
I think it is unlikely that you are carving. If that is really what you are interested in (and you should be), you need to take wrathful's advice and go for a bigger board. I am 200lbs and ride a 164. If you want to carve and maybe do some off piste, a board in the 160s just doesn't have the effective edge / surface area for someone of your, umm...mass.

If you are in fact carving, the sacrifice of a smaller board will be that you will wash out much easier in all but the best groomed conditions. You will also have poor float in powder leading to many more cartwheel to scorpion incidence. Since chasing pow and searching for that perfect rail to rail carve are the only worthwhile pursuits outside of the park, you would be doing yourself a disservice.

Also, be aware that with the flow step in you'd be sacrificing some of the response of a strap in binding.

See this thread for the difference between carving and skidded turns.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...s-carving.html

It's sounds like you already found a great deal on a board. It's won't be such a great deal when you realize you should be riding something much bigger in a few months. Good luck!
i second this made the mistake of buying something to small
01-07-2013 05:18 PM
baldylox I think it is unlikely that you are carving. If that is really what you are interested in (and you should be), you need to take wrathful's advice and go for a bigger board. I am 200lbs and ride a 164. If you want to carve and maybe do some off piste, a board in the 160s just doesn't have the effective edge / surface area for someone of your, umm...mass.

If you are in fact carving, the sacrifice of a smaller board will be that you will wash out much easier in all but the best groomed conditions. You will also have poor float in powder leading to many more cartwheel to scorpion incidence. Since chasing pow and searching for that perfect rail to rail carve are the only worthwhile pursuits outside of the park, you would be doing yourself a disservice.

Also, be aware that with the flow step in you'd be sacrificing some of the response of a strap in binding.

See this thread for the difference between carving and skidded turns.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...s-carving.html

It's sounds like you already found a great deal on a board. It's won't be such a great deal when you realize you should be riding something much bigger in a few months. Good luck!
01-07-2013 04:56 PM
Purpleheartvet Brand new** stupid iPhone
01-07-2013 04:53 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Purpleheartvet View Post
I appreciate the help on the T6! I will get it beans new for under $250. Now I feel a lot more confident about!
Shit if I could find one brand new for under $250 in my size I'd be on that like white on rice...

Even if you hate it, you should be able to sell it used for at least that much.
01-07-2013 04:30 PM
Purpleheartvet I appreciate the help on the T6! I will get it beans new for under $250. Now I feel a lot more confident about!
01-07-2013 04:16 PM
poutanen I owned a T6 and currently own a T7. They are stiff, and can carve well especially though choppy snow.

If you can get it for a good price (under $500 brand new, or under $300 or so used) I'd go for one. I'm not familiar with the flow lineup but if you're into carving I'd try to get the stiffest bindings they make.

Another thing you can do if you're serious about the sport but don't want to get a massively long board is get one of the custom builders to make you something in the 165 range that's designed for your weight. Prior offers custom flex (stiffer) for their boards for $70 extra. Some builders build each board based on the riders weight.

I don't think you'd be unhappy with a T6...
01-07-2013 12:04 PM
Purpleheartvet That's the thing right now. I started on a 163 and it's plenty of board for me. I was thinking of going up to the 166 just to have a little more speed and control. Thoughts? I have read that the T6 is one of the stiffest and fastest boards out right now. I'm hoping that a wide will be wide enough for a 13 boot. I keep having toe drag and it catches my front edge in slush.
01-07-2013 11:07 AM
wrathfuldeity at 300, perhaps into the 170+ range. Like an old rad air tanker, lib tech litigator and the like.
01-07-2013 10:35 AM
gmore10 take it from another big guy 6'2 260 you might want something a little bigger than 166, i started out on a 163 and it just wasnt enough board for freeride im on a 166 now which feels about perfect.
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