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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Need opinions and personal experience

I'm looking at buying my first full setup. After doing tons and tons of research, browsing every known snowboarding site this is what I've came up with.

Little background, I'm 6'3" 230lbs w/ sz 13 boots. Beginner to intermediate, mainly just bombing hills and hitting a few jumps, no rail action yet. Was originally going after a Camber board but I've heard such rave reviews on all the rocker boards being so fun that I decided to go ahead and try it out. The place I commonly board at is small and man-made groomers.

I'm trying to make a quiver killer setup for my first full rig. Then I plan on getting some specific setup equipment over the next seasons. So, I've decided on the...

- GNU Carbon Credit BTX wide 162cm $318.90
- Rome Arsenal XL bindings in black $104.90
- Salomon Faction sz 13's $132.90

So, tell me what you think.

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I would think Arsenals are too stiff for you. Targas would be best, maybe 390 bosses for bindings.
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I would think Arsenals are too stiff for you. Targas would be best, maybe 390 bosses for bindings.
Not sure I know exactly what you mean, I want more of an All-mountain setup that's why I went with those bindings instead of a more freestyle oriented setup. The arsenals and the 390's have the same high backs from what I've read. I need something durable.

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get some union forces. The highback is made to give you a nice stiffness for edge control and the softer lateral flex for the park. They are THE all mountain binding.
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if youre just gonna be bombing hills i'd go with something bigger than 162. I'm about the same size as you. the best big man board around today is the Lib Tech Skunk Ape. I ride a 165. but I'd be comfortable with even bigger
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if youre just gonna be bombing hills i'd go with something bigger than 162. I'm about the same size as you. the best big man board around today is the Lib Tech Skunk Ape. I ride a 165. but I'd be comfortable with even bigger
Bombing hills might be an overstatement. The "hills" here locally are just that... Hills. 400ft drop over about an 1/8th mile. So, there's really not much to bomb. I'll mainly just be playing around the park.

BTW, I ordered all of it last night. Thanks for all the info. Had waited too long already and want to make it out to Colorado this season. I'm stoked.
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