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WANTED: Snowboard 160+ for all mountain

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Anyone have anything to sell?

Somewhere not a million miles away from Milton Keynes would help.

As per the title needs to be 160+ as it's for a lanky 16yo (almost 190cm tall) who would be riding on and off piste - a bit of park mebbe but not bigly.

I am a bit of a skinflint so no fleecers Very Happy
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checkout "skibay uk" or "billy snow mates" - i've seen a few boards go up on sale there in the last few days - including a jones 161cm with bindings for £160
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I've got a Rossignol Krypto 163 deck, some older but still good Burton Custom bindings too. DM if you're interested, I'm based in Croydon
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That Jones board on Skibay UK FB group that @barracuda mentions is an older model Flagship (2013). Its a great board (i've got the 2015) but they are quite stiff so if it's his first it might spit him out a few times if hes not used to a stiffer board.

See it's only just up the road from MK in Northampton. The Cinch bindings are ok too, with the optional quick release on the back but the are large (s9-11) but assuming @Layne_Jnr has big feet to go with his height.
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My son has been riding this the couple of years pre-pandemic

https://whitelines.com/snowboard-gear/reviews/snowboards/endeavor-bod-2020-2021.html

with Burton Mission bindings..

all of which seemed to work OK for him... so something similar would be good. Would the Krypto or the Flagship be similar?

And yes son has good length feet. Snowboard boots are 11.5 UK / 46 Euro.

What size do snowboards go up to? I guess ~ 163 is the limit? I notice some have the sizing with a W - what does that indicate?
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W is for wide, it's basically for a wider board setup so your toes are less likely to overhang the edge of the board and drag when you're on edge. If your lad had 11.5UK then you probably are in the market for a wide board. Some boards go very long - 180+cm but they are pretty specialist kit. I don't think you're wrong looking at the 160+ market, there are some exceptions to that (as always!) like with swallow tail or setback powder boards and the like

I don't know the Krypto beyond reading the description but yes I suspect that or the Flagship would be a reasonable replacement for the Endeavor. The Flagship will certainly be stiffer upgrade.
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@Richard_Sideways, cheers. I was wondering about the feet/boot going over the edge of the board. Does the board being a W change fundamentals of the board?
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@Layne, not really these days. Some people used to go for wide boards if they wanted extra float in powder a bit like wide skis back before nose rocker lifts became the norm on AM/FR boards. Material would normally be "added" into the centre of the board so the sidecut would stay pretty similar on a W board to the standard.
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Krypto is similar to the Flagship (Jeremy used to ride for Rossignol before starting his brand), a stiff directional twin.

Mine isn't W though so may be too narrow for 11.5 canoes.
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A krypto isnt for the faint hearted and Richard is correct about early flagships they were planks .

I have a few setups 59 through 60 an 61 63 64 in london which ultimately would depend on what you want to spend .
A tall young lad may well want up to a 63 as they wont be getting any smaller only stronger with great leverage.

He is going to need a wide board and LARGE or XL binders .
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I got a Volki Soul Surfer 163 for sale. 259mm wide should be ideal for 11+ boots. £70

I bought it for off piste riding and pow which it's lovely in. Unfortunately I'm having to cut back to traveling with a single board and since I'm only 170cm with 9 boots I just don't have enough height and feet for the piste.

In terms of board width - with my body dimension I can notice a ton of difference between 253mm and 259mm.

I'm in Princes Risborough next weekend.

This one.
http://www.surf-life.co.uk/2011/06/30/volkl-soul-surfer-snowboard-167-2011/
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Bear in mind that weight is more important than height when sizing snowboards, so I wouldn't go too long if he's tall and skinny, but 160ish would sound about right. As above, with 11.5 feet, he'll want a wide board. Big feet on a narrow board can be almost unrideable, so this is important.
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