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Hey guys, ive been snowboarding for about 2 years now and ive decided that im going to finally purchase my own board :)
5 foot 11
205 pounds
size 10 and a half boot
budget about 450$
I usually fly dow blacks and have not really touched the terrain park but I would really like to get a park board and spend most of my time in the park since im pretty good at the mountain
I ride on mostly groomed packed snow and since I live in New york most of the snow is gunned soo its fake..

I have been looking on craigs list and found a 2006 never summer evo 161 only ridden twice that comes with tech 9 bindings for 400 is that a good deal?
I would love some suggestions thanks
 

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for the evo i think it might be a good deal but i dont know anything on the bindings. There are a lot of good park boards out there. I ride an 09/10 rome artifact. I got it for 200 off ebay, new. You can always find some good boards online that are cheap and new. Ive only had a few companies where i coundnt i find a good deal on a new board like Never Summer, GNU, and Lib Tech
some boards to search are:
Rome Artifact or Artifact Rocker
K2 WWW Fastplant Parkstar and Darkstar
Capita Indoor Survival
Salomon Salomonder
Ride DH2.5 or Kink

these are all strictly park boards though seeing that youre just starting to hit the park you could get a Ride Machette, Rome Agent, and a K2 slayblade. That way you can still go cruising if you dont feel like hitting the park
 

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the house.com
rei.com
and ebay to name a few

i prefer ebay b/c it gets all the leftover equipment when an online store goes under and sells it mad cheap
 

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Hey one of my friends is offering me an offer to good to pass its a 2010 burton custom 162 for 275 will this be okay for park?
 

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yea that should be good, its an all mountan board but its more on the freestyle side
just make sure its got the traditional 6 hole set up not the channel system
 

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I have a capita indoor survival I just love the flat kick technology it still holds stable at high speeds in the back country. But you can hit the park and feel like you are on a park specific board. I used to have a never summer evo but I did not like the rocker camber. You should demo the continuos rocker flat kick and a reverse camber board and see what you like best. I would size down also
 

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Don't get that old board for 400 if you can get on off season 10/10 model for the same price or less.

I would suggest a big board, cause you are kinda heavy. rome and lib tech have some in your weight range. 159 or bigger.

If you plan on loosing weight, then do that and get a smaller one. I wouldn't go under a 154 in any case though.

I also suggest you get a rocker type shape, like a banana from libtech or a rome agent rocker, etc. I think its easier to learn on a rocker shape. Everything is more fogiving and you wont catch an edge as easy.
 

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The Custom is a good deal. Is it the V-Rocker version? Oh, it's only a good deal if it's in good shape.

Also, the 2010 Custom has the ICS mounting system. You will either need to purchase 2010 EST bindings or find out ahead of time if the brand you want has conversion plates available for the 2010 ICS mounting system.

The Burton Process V-Rocker is also a solid choice for you. It's pretty flexy, but holds up decent for the flex. This another board that doesn't like speed too much though, but you are focusing on the park so that shouldn't be a concern.

Burton Process V-Rocker Snowboard 2011
 

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nahh im not going to be getting any lighter due to football and thanks for advising me not to get the board
 
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