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Post by Moonpig » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:53 pm

Hi all I know there is loads of posts out there with people asking what board is best for them ect ect.. I am very new to mountain boarding I only tried it for the first time at the weekend and loved it!!! I do white water kayaking all winter and am looking for a summer hobby so I couldn't think of anything better to do than this I'm a compleat adrenaline junky so mountain boarding seems perfect ;-) so I need a board that will suit me i want to do freestyle free ride I am 6ft1inch and 14 and a half stone and live in the south west England. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Post by Michael » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:59 pm

Budget?

If you are near Ride the hill (redhill) then they will let you try the board before you buy it :)
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Post by Moonpig » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:07 pm

I don't really know how much they cost but I guess under a grand would be good :-)

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Post by Michael » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:48 pm

Haha, you can get a decent starter board for like £150 and a pro for like £550.

Or you could get a nosno.. They are scarily expensive.
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Post by Moonpig » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:07 pm

Cool man well I want a pro board something that will grow with me like when I progress it will keep up so for my weight and height any recommendation ??? Thanks

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Post by The 6th degree » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:34 pm

Trampa 16 ply with some channel trucks would be my advice. If you can find something like a MBS comp 16 2nd hand online it would suit you as well.

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Post by Moonpig » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:39 pm

Sweet thanks chris is there a weight limit to the boards as I can't seem to see any on any board spec. Thanks


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Post by indigo_wolf » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:48 pm

Moonpig wrote:Sweet thanks chris is there a weight limit to the boards as I can't seem to see any on any board spec. Thanks

Si


Most boards will handle a variety of weight and unless you are particularly ...errr umm... "big-boned," it's not an issue. Some exceptions would be boards that are aimed at a younger riders. In the MBS line up they are classified as Junior Recreational boards and have a weight limit of 180 lbs... older versions, a bit less.

If you are looking at Trampa, you can find the board you are interested in and the actual deck will have a recommended number of plys for a given rider weight/flex preference.

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Post by Moonpig » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:05 pm

I don't really know what board I'm after to be honest just something that will do what I want it to haha so tramps is the one to go for yeh ?

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Post by Ben » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:34 pm

good thing with trampa decks is that they never break (i mean never) they are not made of wood. plus the ability to select specific amounts of ply means you can get the minimum weight deck required for your weight. i think 16 ply could be ok for you BUT if you intend to try jumps, drops etc you might find the deck will bottom out on you (centre of the board hits the ground). so i would consider 17 ply given your weight. for your consideration im 5'8, and just under 10 stone and i occupationally bottom out on especially rough jumps. but the less ply the lighter it will be and the more flex you will get from it...
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Post by Mikael » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:27 pm

People, nobody knows what a stone is. It's bad enough that certain countries use lbs as a weight unit, but stones????

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Post by WSG7 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:57 pm

if he wants a pro board, that will progress through with him, and his budget is under a grand, why not the tom kirkman pro 100 boards (either).just saying

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Post by Moonpig » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:12 am

Hi just checked and I'm 200lbs for those that don't know what stone is. Thanks everyone for your help so far it's been really helpfull still undecided what to get as there are soooooo many different types of everything.

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Post by The 6th degree » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:54 am

Where abouts in the country are you (presuming UK) - it might be that you are close to a centre or some riders that will let you have a go on theirs before you commit?

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Post by Moonpig » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:00 am

Hi 6th I'm living in Torquay Devon uk would be really Cool to hook up with some others that do it in my area

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Post by markbrosnan78 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:48 am

I'm 200lb and I get away with a 35* 15 Ply Trampa short. I don't jump so I've never had it bottom out. A 15/16/17 ply Trampa short or a 16/17 long will be fine. If you get one and find its too flexy/stiff long/short its relatively easy to upgrade and you can sell the old deck on easy enough.

You won't be spending more than £400 on a new Trampa brakeless and £600 for a brake board so you'll have change to spare for pads, helmet, gloves and shorts.

The only way you'll spend £1000 is on a NoSno DH board with brakes.
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Post by Moonpig » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:53 am

I've just been looking on the trampa web sit to many to choose from haha. What tyres and trucks do i want looks like I have to choose everything lol

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Post by leapb4ulook » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:14 am

You'd probably want a long deck rather than short
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Post by LivEviL » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:03 am

leapb4ulook wrote:You'd probably want a long deck rather than short


I agree.

Do this...... http://trampaboards.com/custom-holy-pro-p-10259.html
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