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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 04:56 PM
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I am putting together my first board and am looking for some advice on the setup I have in mind. I have already acquired the deck, it is a Ride Machete LE 158.

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Height: 6'1 (Just under, barely)
Weight: 152
Shoe Size: 8.5 - 9.0 (Depends on the shoe/boot)
Skill Level: Beginner (This is my first deck)

I want to focus on picking up the basics by doing all mountain riding. I eventually hope to try some freestyle stuff, too. I am thinking that a mid flex boot and binding would best fit my desire to dabble in a little bit of everything. I also read that it is not a bad idea to consider boots and bindings made by the same company. With that in mind I am thinking about the Rome Targa bindings with the Rome Bodega BOA boots.

I am hoping for a good all mountain setup. A Freeride/Freestyle combination that can take on the big runs but also be functional in the park. I am also considering some of the Ride bindings (SPI or Delta) and boots (Insano), but based on the reading I've done I think the Rome's might be a better fit.

Has anyone used any of this equipment together, or at all?

Any tips, suggestions or feedback in general is appreciated. I am willing to consider everything at this point. What would you go for?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 05:15 PM
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Based on your height and weight, it seems like your board is a bit big to be honest bud. I am 6'1" and ride a 157 and i weigh 185lbs. Your board height is 99% dependent on your weight more than it is your height. However, it's not a bad thing what you have their either.

I can tell you from riding a machete earlier this season, outside of the park it is going to be a bit squirly at highspeed because of the reverse camber and it's pretty soft, even with the pop sticks.
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