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Old December 6th 03, 03:24 AM
brent parker
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Default What is a good size board for me??

Hello,

I was wondering what a good size board would be . . . I am 6'2" and weigh 160
lbs. The size that comes up to my chin would be about 169cm. I wear a size
11.5 shoe. They say lighter riders should buy a smaller board. Would that
apply to me?

Thank you in advance for your help!!

Think SNOW!!
--Brent



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Old December 6th 03, 04:48 PM
John Sangiovanni
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Default What is a good size board for me??

hey brent, when i bought my first board i was almost exactly the same size
as you (the only difference was that my boot size was a 12). a board that
comes up to your chin should be about a 163 or so, and that's what i'd go
with. i bought a k2 trucker 163 wide back about 4 years ago. it's a
big-ass board, but you'll need that with your height and especially your
foot size - nothing ruins a day on the piste like toe drag or heel drag. so
that's my recommendation - about a 160-163 length, and at least a 26 cm
waist. another board that might be good for you is the one i just bought
last week. it's a k2 satellite wide 158. they have a longer satellite too,
maybe a 161 or so. if you choose to buy that board, i'd go with the 161 or
whatever it is, because it sounds like you're a beginner, and a longer board
will offer more stability. hope this helps...

-john

"brent parker" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I was wondering what a good size board would be . . . I am 6'2" and weigh

160
lbs. The size that comes up to my chin would be about 169cm. I wear a size
11.5 shoe. They say lighter riders should buy a smaller board. Would that
apply to me?

Thank you in advance for your help!!

Think SNOW!!
--Brent





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Old December 6th 03, 08:11 PM
brent parker
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Default What is a good size board for me??

Hi John,

Thank you so much! I really appreciate the information. That will be very
helpful. I'd like to go to my local ski shop and have them tell me that, but I
would feel bad, because that's not where I'll buy my board--too expensive for
a college student. I know a friend who has a brother with a connection to Ride
snowboards. I have heard good things about them, and I'm probably going to get
one of the lower end to mid range boards. I still have some shopping around to
do . . . And yes I have only gone snowboarding once.
Thanks again,
Brent Parker





hey brent, when i bought my first board i was almost exactly the same size
as you (the only difference was that my boot size was a 12). a board that
comes up to your chin should be about a 163 or so, and that's what i'd go
with. i bought a k2 trucker 163 wide back about 4 years ago. it's a
big-ass board, but you'll need that with your height and especially your
foot size - nothing ruins a day on the piste like toe drag or heel drag. so
that's my recommendation - about a 160-163 length, and at least a 26 cm
waist. another board that might be good for you is the one i just bought
last week. it's a k2 satellite wide 158. they have a longer satellite too,
maybe a 161 or so. if you choose to buy that board, i'd go with the 161 or
whatever it is, because it sounds like you're a beginner, and a longer board
will offer more stability. hope this helps...

-john

"brent parker" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I was wondering what a good size board would be . . . I am 6'2" and weigh

160
lbs. The size that comes up to my chin would be about 169cm. I wear a size
11.5 shoe. They say lighter riders should buy a smaller board. Would that
apply to me?

Thank you in advance for your help!!

Think SNOW!!
--Brent








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Old December 6th 03, 09:08 PM
John Sangiovanni
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Default What is a good size board for me??

brent, sounds like you have a good hook-up. and a low to mid-price board is
the best to learn on. beat the crap out of it, then when you get better you
can upgrade and not worry about tearing your new board up...

-john

"brent parker" wrote in message
...
Hi John,

Thank you so much! I really appreciate the information. That will be very
helpful. I'd like to go to my local ski shop and have them tell me that,

but I
would feel bad, because that's not where I'll buy my board--too expensive

for
a college student. I know a friend who has a brother with a connection to

Ride
snowboards. I have heard good things about them, and I'm probably going to

get
one of the lower end to mid range boards. I still have some shopping

around to
do . . . And yes I have only gone snowboarding once.
Thanks again,
Brent Parker





hey brent, when i bought my first board i was almost exactly the same

size
as you (the only difference was that my boot size was a 12). a board

that
comes up to your chin should be about a 163 or so, and that's what i'd

go
with. i bought a k2 trucker 163 wide back about 4 years ago. it's a
big-ass board, but you'll need that with your height and especially your
foot size - nothing ruins a day on the piste like toe drag or heel drag.

so
that's my recommendation - about a 160-163 length, and at least a 26 cm
waist. another board that might be good for you is the one i just

bought
last week. it's a k2 satellite wide 158. they have a longer satellite

too,
maybe a 161 or so. if you choose to buy that board, i'd go with the 161

or
whatever it is, because it sounds like you're a beginner, and a longer

board
will offer more stability. hope this helps...

-john

"brent parker" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I was wondering what a good size board would be . . . I am 6'2" and

weigh
160
lbs. The size that comes up to my chin would be about 169cm. I wear a

size
11.5 shoe. They say lighter riders should buy a smaller board. Would

that
apply to me?

Thank you in advance for your help!!

Think SNOW!!
--Brent










 




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