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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-17-2008, 01:37 PM
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Exclamation I'm looking for a new board and need help!

Hey everyone, I'm kinda new here. I currently have a Lamar Mission 151 board and I am looking to upgrade. I have been shopping around and I really like what burton, rossignol, and k2 have. Are these good compnaies? Are there others I should consider? I really don't want to pay too much more that $200. I've seen a burton elite on sale for $215 brand new, but it's not wide. Do I need a wide board since I weigh 185 and wear size 12 shoes? Thanks for any help. Gotta go.
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-17-2008, 01:53 PM
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Do I need a wide board since I weigh 185 and wear size 12 shoes?
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Forum is the same quality as Burton. Stay away from skier/poll smoker companies like rossignol, and k2. $260 is a damm good price for a board that's gonna last a long time. If you're happy with junk like Lamar then look for a Sapient.


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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-17-2008, 02:28 PM
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rome, ride, gnu, never summer, nitro, atomic, lib tech... the list goes on. they are all good brands. find yourself a good deal on the type of board you want.
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you do not NEED a wide board. i have a size 12 boot and neither of my boards are a wide.

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For a size 12 foot I would recommend a wide board.

What do you ride? Park, pipe, freeride, cliff lines, powder, etc? It will help to give you better board recommendations. Percentages of what you do like 30/70 park/freeride are good.
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$200 looks like a very low budget to me, but then again it's end of season and you are odd to find some insane deals around.

I bought my Rome Agent Suburban Blend, great store to deal with, nice and professional.
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I mostly just carve the slopes. I am failry new but I like to try some diamonds and I fly down the blue and green slopes. Ratio: slope 80, park 20. I don't ride the park much because I suck at it, lol. But I like trying anyway. If $200 is too low, what should I expect to pay?

Also, I do not really like my lamar, I got as a gift and just went with it.

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Ok, I found the forum darkness for a reasonable price and the burton custom for really cheap. The darkness comes in wide and is $50 cheaper than the custom. Which should I get?

I also need boots. Is it ok to buy them online or should I try them on. I've never bought them before, how do the sizes run? I wear a 12 shoe.
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you definitely want to try the boots on.

even if you go to a store to try them on and then order then online. every boot fits differently

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depends on what kind of angles your comfortable with. at 185 you were riding a 151? for carving i'd say pick yourself up something at least 159, prob 161 for the extra edge hold and try a more forward stance so you can carve deep without the drag.
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