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Old 12-08-2010, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, i love snowboarding, and I think it is time to get myself a board instead of using rentals, i am going to be looking for a used board, the problem is, when i use the online calculators for board length i get 159-161, which seems kinda big?

Im 6 feet on the button, and weigh 165 pounds, what kind of length do you guys think i need, most used boards i have found range from 145-155 which apparently is to small for me.

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OK, i love snowboarding, and I think it is time to get myself a board instead of using rentals, i am going to be looking for a used board, the problem is, when i use the online calculators for board length i get 159-161, which seems kinda big?

Im 6 feet on the button, and weigh 165 pounds, what kind of length do you guys think i need, most used boards i have found range from 145-155 which apparently is to small for me.

Thanks in advance,
Allan
okay bro. heres the deal.
First you need to consider what type of boarder your gna be.
If you like to just go down the mountain and back country and stuff, then you want a simple directional board which do get more expensive..
Charts and calculators are WRONGGGG. you want to ride something smaller then what your told. The smaller they are, the more control you have over your board and the easier it is to learn. If i was you, I'd use a 153-155 TOPS. Use a simple all mountain board. All companies have a lot of all moutain boards for the average price. You shouldnt be spending more then 500 for your entire set, board bindings and boots for your first year or 2 to learn because you prolly will mess up your board a good bit.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think a 155 would work well for your first board, it would be small enough for maneuverability and big enough to handle whatever you want to throw at it. Since your looking for a used board, the best approach would be to find boards you think you might want, and then post them here for people to criticize.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies, ill keep my eyes open for some boards on local classifieds and hopefully post them here.


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