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01-08-2013 08:11 PM
Sandpitking Thanks mate I have been told the k2 brigade ride dh and and k2 park side I was thinking 155 as it give me more option down the track don't understand the wide part lol
01-08-2013 11:45 AM
arrrmaty Alrighty, when it comes to picking a snowboard your height is basically irrelevant, but your weight is most important, followed by your riding preferences and your boot size. Just from your weight and boot size I would put you on a board around a 158 to 162. You could probably go down to 154 or 155 Wide if you were looking for a shorter board to mess around in the park. Each manufacturer should have recommended weights for the lengths of their boards and they are usually pretty accurate. I have several different setups for me. I'm 5'10, 180 lbs (81kg), size 10 boots. One of my boards is a 152W and another is 158 not wide. If you're interested in riding a lot of switch then a twin or directional twin shape would work best. Since you are in the beginning stages I would recommend a reverse camber or hybrid camber profile for the board as they will be more forgiving than a traditional camber board.

I always suggest investing a little more money in a good, comfortable pair of boots since often times your boots will be the determining factor in whether you have a good day on the snow or not.

Hopefully that gets you started. Beyond that you'll probably get as many different opinions as the number of people you ask
01-08-2013 11:16 AM
Sandpitking And 10.5 us in a Nike lol
01-08-2013 11:15 AM
Sandpitking Cheers 95kg 5 10 height and mountain riding down slops I can ride switch
01-08-2013 11:13 AM
Love to Help

We'll need your weight, boot size, and the style of riding that you like/want to do. That will help to narrow down your choices and get you pointed in the right direction
01-08-2013 11:06 AM
First time snowboarder and hooked lol

Hi all

Went on my first snow trip to Japan and tried snowboarding now totally hooked lol
Looking at buying my first set up and doing it once a year(Japan ofc)
So here to learn about the right board binding and boot I need
Btw from Brisbane aust..and 38 years old

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