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Old 04-22-2013, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

After a long hiatus Iím returning to the slopes when winter rolls around once again. Iím looking at buying a new setup and was hoping for some opinions if this is a good setup for me and my needs. I'm looking at getting:

Board Ė GNU Riderís Choice C2-BTX Wide
Bindings Ė Burton Cartel Large
Boots Ė Heelside

About me:
6í2Ē
245 pounds
Boot size 11
Probably intermediate level, riding powder and groomers in Colorado. Would like to learn how to catch some air but no interest in hitting the parks.

I'm not sure about the wide board but it looks like at my weight thatís my best bet. Comments and suggestions welcome.

Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fuck, I didn't think Heelside was around anymore?
I had a buddy who had Heelside boots in 96-97 maybe

Quick google search &.... They're not.

Don't buy anything from a company that's not around anymore.

Everything else looks not bad, or great really.
People are gonna say you don't need a Wide board.

It's a possibility though, if you end up getting boots from the 90's

They will probably have the opposite of ShrinkTech/Reduced foot print.

New boots have roughly a 1 size smaller foot print. Your 11's would would leave a size 10 foot print in the snow.

Boots from the 90's would probably leave a whole size bigger, essentially becoming 2 sizes.
Compared to anything 2010 & up.

This is just my opinion, I could be wrong?
If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will say so.


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Old 04-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Could use spinners, coil-overs and make sure you fill it with highest octane.
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As the village idiot mentioned, you do not need a wide board. And depending on the boot brand/age medium bindings are possibly a better choice - or get a model/brand that allows you to adjust a the heelcup (unlike the Burton ones).
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As the village idiot mentioned, you do not need a wide board. And depending on the boot brand/age medium bindings are possibly a better choice - or get a model/brand that allows you to adjust a the heelcup (unlike the Burton ones).
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you're offending a porn star....
I'm not a porn star, I only built sets.


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Could use spinners, coil-overs and make sure you fill it with highest octane.
good start, but - think the rooks can't handle t3h b00st??
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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GNU Riderís Choice C2-BTX Wide
>>>>>>

It took me a little bit of time to get use to the banana traction and reverse camber. Once I did, it was on. At first I thought the board was dampening my ollies, but now they are even bigger. My Roxy board which is made by Mervin who also makes GNU is the illest bestest fastest board I have ever rode. I am so much faster than I was on another traditional board. I really need the speed boost. The magnatraction makes the board stable.

Your bindings are like the honda civics of bindings. They are very common, lots of parts available and they last a long time. I don't have Cartels, but do have Burton Escapades. Mine have been mounted on 3 different boards and have lasted seasons. they have hundreds of days on them.

You would have a good set up if you bought some new boots.
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Thanks Rock. So after reading through all the reviews on here, watching the youtube reviews and reading various websites I ende dup with a different set up. According to the sizing chart the GNU I was looking at wasn't big enough for me.

I ended up going with a Ride Berzerker, Burton Genesis Re-Flex bindings, and Celsius Cirrus boots. I'm just hoping the bindings work good with the board. They're both more towards the stiffer end of the spectrum which is what I wanted.

If everything gets here in time I hope to try it out at Loveland next weekend.
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I ended up going with a Ride Berzerker, Burton Genesis Re-Flex bindings, and Celsius Cirrus boots. I'm just hoping the bindings work good with the board. They're both more towards the stiffer end of the spectrum which is what I wanted.
You bought those boots online right? If you can return them before they ship, do it. Go and try on boots, if you buy online just based on what you think is your size, 95% of the time you'll get a poor fitting boot. Boots can make or break your day. Don't skimp on them... Try on a million pairs and buy the ones that fit best, not the most expensive or the cheapest options available.
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