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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-04-2007, 08:57 AM
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Been looking at a couple of boards so far in no particular order...


Burton Triumph 160
Burton Custom X 160 a bit pricey though
Rossignol Scope 161
K2 Nemesis 161
Ride Havoc 159

Any recommendations from the Forum fanatic?


Also, I noticed some boards were labeled as "wide." Is this determined from your shoe size or something else?
well it's really going to determine on what kind of riding you are wanting to do...but i think the team youngblood is definately a sweet board this year by forum...but it can get pretty pricy...and also the 2 boards i have are wide but not to wide
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-04-2007, 08:16 PM
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I don't plan on doing park stuff. I want to do the trails you take the lifts to; I guess that would be in the piste and powder ratings in the Burton stuff?

I'm on the right-hand side in the picture below; brother is on left. I'm 66 inches tall (167cm) and it's about 144cm from the ground to the bottom of my chin, which is pretty much the height of the board. My brother is 72 inches tall (183cm).

http://www.ravynx.net/img-lj/snowboa...9/IMG_3476.jpg

Here's a somewhat-better shot of the board. I'm assuming that says 143 under the stomp pad? Not sure if that's the height or for something else. Been trying to figure out what my board length was.
http://www.ravynx.net/img-lj/snowboa...9/IMG_3426.jpg

Is this roughly about where your board should stand or should I have gotten a longer one? Didn't have much choice since they picked out that one for me based on the weight/height I gave them.
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I don't plan on doing park stuff. I want to do the trails you take the lifts to; I guess that would be in the piste and powder ratings in the Burton stuff?

I'm on the right-hand side in the picture below; brother is on left. I'm 66 inches tall (167cm) and it's about 144cm from the ground to the bottom of my chin, which is pretty much the height of the board. My brother is 72 inches tall (183cm).

http://www.ravynx.net/img-lj/snowboa...9/IMG_3476.jpg

Here's a somewhat-better shot of the board. I'm assuming that says 143 under the stomp pad? Not sure if that's the height or for something else. Been trying to figure out what my board length was.
http://www.ravynx.net/img-lj/snowboa...9/IMG_3426.jpg

Is this roughly about where your board should stand or should I have gotten a longer one? Didn't have much choice since they picked out that one for me based on the weight/height I gave them.
don't believe that height B.S., or the where it should fall in between. I don't know of any snowboard that when you step on it, it can tell you how tall you are, but it can feel how much you weigh. granted when learning or starting out your going to want a softer more forgiving board but don't think you have to be a certain height to ride a board. its your weight that matters.
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don't believe that height B.S., or the where it should fall in between. I don't know of any snowboard that when you step on it, it can tell you how tall you are, but it can feel how much you weigh. granted when learning or starting out your going to want a softer more forgiving board but don't think you have to be a certain height to ride a board. its your weight that matters.
Ah ok. I was just puzzled on the height issue until you guys mentioned that the board only knows how much you weigh and not how tall you are. I've looked at charts online and they have such a wide range of weight for a certain board length. Just found a calculator that says for 150-170lbs I should have a 155 board for freeride and 161 for backcountry. Calculator Here

So as far as weight is concerned, can you have a short board that's flexible and compare it to a longer board that's stiff if you want to vary the board length?

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basically, your not going to want a long stiff board for park riding but a shorter flexier one. if you however prefer freeriding then you will want a longer stiffer board.
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Burton Triumph 160
i would go with that one, it is the supermodle which they re-made again this year

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