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I finally made it a priority to get a carving setup before the snow fell this season. I have managed to obtain two boards:

1 Renn Tiger 178

1 Burton Ultra Prime 162

I am 6’1 and weigh approx. 220 lbs. I ride a Burton Custom 169 when in soft boots and I have trouble with the nose washing out when I try to carve with it.

I am wondering if the Ultra Prime is too short for me. Most of the riding that I do is in Michigan. I am seeking input from those with experience.

Also, will freeride boots, such as the Garmont Endorphin will work with a hard boot setup, or if it best to try to find a set of hardboots designed specifically for snowboarding.

Thanks,

Mike

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Yes, The 162 is too small for you. You'll fold that nose like wet cardboard. Stick to the 178 and learn how to ride it. Good luck.

What?? Im 6'0" 240# and I ride a 164 Factory Prime...With proper technique you can ride even shorter boards, Im just not that good :( . I would say get used to the carve on the longer board, then go to the 164 if you feel that you will be able to rail on it.

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What?? Im 6'0" 240# and I ride a 164 Factory Prime...With proper technique you can ride even shorter boards, Im just not that good :( . I would say get used to the carve on the longer board, then go to the 164 if you feel that you will be able to rail on it.

Methinks a UP 162 is much softer than an FP 164.

In my limited experience, getting the right stiffness makes even more of a difference on shorter decks than it does on longer ones.

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Mike,

I know a carver that is your build who went up to a Coiler and is selling his old Prior 4x4. Just right for a starter...for pretty cheap. I think it is a 179, and that would be perfect for you to learn on. It would carve way easier/tighter than your 178.

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I don't know what's wrong with AT boots. I learned to carve in them. In fact I'm thinking of getting a pair this season to use when going BC riding. I've used my Heads, but they get really sketchy when hiking on rocks.

As stated above, the UP will be awfully soft. The Volkl should be great. If you can find some other M carvers, they'll probably let you try out some of their boards.

Oh, one other thing.

M GO BLUE

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