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Wtb larger snowboard

Nov. 22, 2014, 12:40 p.m.
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im a snowboard newb but I want to buy a used board and bindings. Not sure what I actually need

50/50 groomers with the kids and sled lap pow

Size 11 shoes 200 lbs

Nov. 22, 2014, 2:40 p.m.
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How was my 158? Did you feel like you needed a bigger board?

Nov. 22, 2014, 7:44 p.m.
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I've got a 158 wide burton custom x with lg burton cartel bindings for sale

Wider board makes a big difference for those of us with larger feet

Great shape. Asking $400 but willing to deal

Pm if interested, I can send some photos too

Nov. 23, 2014, 9:37 a.m.
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I didn't really do much pow on the 158 but it was fine on groomers. Problem is I don't know anything about snowboards so I'm unsure what to buy. At most I'd do 5 to 7 days a year, I pretty much realized last year that sledding in ski boots sucks ass and most sledding days I'd rather just ride the sno mo. Casual family laps on blues gets boring on the skis so it's nice to change it up with the board

Interested in that burton antihero if it would work for me

Nov. 23, 2014, 10:21 a.m.
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Rat, at 200lbs, you might want to look at 160-165cm.

Nov. 23, 2014, 2:12 p.m.
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My pow boards have been a K2 Gyrator 162, Salomon Sick Stick 156 (RIP), Salomon Sick Stick 160. I weigh ~145lbs, and have normal size feet. K2 is pretty darn stiff, and full rocker, SS 156 was so fun, but setback ~2", 160 is great, offers plenty of float while riding close to centred stance. If a 158 was made, I'd go with that. SS has slight tapered tail, and shovel nose/tail so it runs shorter than it is.
I use the SS 160 for everything, catboarding, hiking, inbounds, groomers. I seldom ride my AM/park board as I'd rather take the skis out for that type of sheit.

You might want to size up on board length. What size are your snowboard boots?
Check out Boardroom clearance for last years closeout boards. Likely some wide/mid wides kicking around.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Nov. 23, 2014, 3:16 p.m.
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Depends on your riding style, but at your weight I'd lean toward wider, longer and stiffer, 165-170 should do it. Something with a bigger nose and a slightly smaller tail will give you good float and maneuverability in powder. For the 50% that you're on hardpack with the kids, the Magnetraction [wavy edges by any other name/mfg] works like a charm on hard snow. Example boards are Rossignol Experience [love this board!] or One, Jones Flagship, Burton Custom, K2 Peacekeeper, Ride Highlife Wide.

Ride: Ibis Mojo HD
Club: CMBA
Talent: None

Nov. 23, 2014, 5:27 p.m.
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How much will I need to pony up for a decent board and bindings?

I'd prefer used for cheap. If it's anything like skis, Used is a bargain or is this not the case for boards?

Nov. 23, 2014, 7:27 p.m.
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Black friday in the US is coming up. There will be plenty of smokin deal online. You can get a great board binding setup for $500-$600

Nov. 23, 2014, 7:34 p.m.
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yeah black friday is good time to be looking if you don't mind the border hassle.

162 wide board would probably work great for you. locally your looking at $600 plus $150 for bindings for this years setup. Last seasons is gonna cost ~$400 plus bindings if you can find one. Your shopping the wrong time of year for last years board.

i am almost the same size as you and i never felt the board that i am selling was holding me back. It a great all mountain board with great bindings. The truth is almost anything works in the powder. just move your stance back.

the used market is hit and miss. lots of crap and a few good deals.

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