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01-10-2013 04:18 PM
ryan1985 I'm learning toward the K2 playback or a Ride Dose (153). The dose is a bit more than I want to spend, but it seems like a pretty sick board:

http://www.the-house.com/9853rddo8zz...nowboards.html

My only issue with the Dose is that I found another site saying that it's intended for "big footed riders".. The House website mentions nothing of that. I'm a size 9.5-10 boot, so I don't really need an extra wide board.

I also found a 2010 Burton Clash in great condition on Craigslist with Ride LX bindings (size large, perfect for me) for $125... tempting, however the board is a 158! Ahh.. don't Burton's run small? Might not be bad in powder, but carving, yikes...
01-09-2013 04:19 PM
walove 140 lbs and east coast terrain, a 152 to 154 will work. The flat boards from k2 are super stable and a good place start. Once you ride it for a while and feel confortable, borrow some buddies boards so you can learn what like and dont
01-09-2013 10:18 AM
ryan1985 thanks guys
01-08-2013 02:42 PM
angusshangus I just got a K2 Playback and I really like it. I've had 4 days on it so far this winter. It is completely flat, K2 calls it "Flatline Technology", which is a little unusually and you might find odd. I like it as its easy to initiate turns as you get a lot of edge. I'm an all mountain rider and it suits my style.
01-08-2013 09:50 AM
Soft Bought a board yesterday, a Academy Propoganda. I were looking at the Forum Manual, but the manager in the shop called it shit quality. So I steered away. Someone love them, but alot hate them!

- Peter

btw bought the board for freestyle!
01-08-2013 09:33 AM
nstp0316 OP, you have some good boards in your list. I personally have rode the Ride Agenda and was not too happy with it. I have a Ride Machete and a Ride DH, both AWESOME boards. It's really personal preference.
01-07-2013 07:16 PM
ryan1985
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Originally Posted by walove View Post
152 for freeride and powder? how big are you where do you ride. what have you rode before what did you like what did you not like. $225 budget you might look at used boards, get a little more bang for your buck, maybe here or geartrade.com. play it again in my area have good deals. craiglist seattle is full of deals
first off, thanks for replying. I'm 5' 7" and my weight fluctuates from 140-150... so I figure around a 152 board will be best?

I'm on the east coast, in Maine, so some pretty icy terrain at times.

I've previously used crappy rentals so I don't really have a good basis to compare what I liked/didn't like about previous boards - to be honest I couldn't even tell you if they were freestyle boards, or freeride, etc. This is the first year where I am going out of my way to make sure I have semi-decent gear... no rentals! That being said, I don't need top of the line stuff, just something decent, ya know?

And I think you're right about looking at used boards for my budget... I've looked around on the local Craigslist (at literally every listing, actually), but there isn't really a ton of choices... And thus far, everyone's been insanely unreliable from Craigslist... not returning phone calls/emails, or having no clue what they're selling (literally not knowing the model, or too lazy to check - must not want my $ too bad!). I'll keep on it though!
01-06-2013 08:00 PM
walove 152 for freeride and powder? how big are you where do you ride. what have you rode before what did you like what did you not like. $225 budget you might look at used boards, get a little more bang for your buck, maybe here or geartrade.com. play it again in my area have good deals. craiglist seattle is full of deals
01-06-2013 03:34 PM
ryan1985
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If you want to browse a large selection of boards and get decent reviews on them, I would go to thegoodride.com. I used this when buying my first major board. Tip for saving money: Find 2 or 3 boards you really like. Then run some searches for the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 models. These models will usually be pretty near identical to the newest model. They will also be much, much cheaper. That website also tells you about any major recent changes in the board models in the reviews.

Happy Hunting
thanks, most of the boards i listed have reviews on that site.

anyone else have any input?
01-05-2013 10:06 PM
Emur00 If you want to browse a large selection of boards and get decent reviews on them, I would go to thegoodride.com. I used this when buying my first major board. Tip for saving money: Find 2 or 3 boards you really like. Then run some searches for the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 models. These models will usually be pretty near identical to the newest model. They will also be much, much cheaper. That website also tells you about any major recent changes in the board models in the reviews.

Happy Hunting
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