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G'day snowboarding buds!... who better to...

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G'day snowboarding buds!... who better to ask then people who ride the boards. My question is, I'm 6,2 and 200lb's with a size 13 boot and looking to get better at buttering and park riding and was considering the Rome Machine 157/159 or the Rome Riff. What do you think would be better for the above or should I consider an even wider board such as the Lib Skate Banana BTX or the GNU Carbon Credit?

Previously owned a Rome Agent and loved it but wasn't wide enough as I got heel and toe drag so I sold it and got a Capita Stairmaster and not a fan.....

Thanks in advance for any insight guys!...

From your mate downunder.

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i have the machine 57 im 62 175 with 12s for flippers i also had a riff last year. in whistler the riff delaminated and the nose broke in under 3 weeks of riding it! huge dissapointment cuz it rode so great. no idea if theyve fixed the problem this year but for warrantee instead of getting a new riff they sent me a machine with 390s. i got the 57 and it was maybe a lil softer but not super noticeable. ive found its not good for rippin it fast into the big cheese wedges but pretty good in the park. i have a ride dh2 as well so i use my machine for park days and dh2 for the big jumps and big mtn days.

I definatley loved the riff before it exploded but if they have fixed the problems with the riff its definatly better for all around. If ur just doin park or jibs the machine is cheaper and does the job. dont detune ur edges tho cuz riding hard pack with it or holding an edge into a jump is super hairy

i have the machine 57 im 62 175 with 12s for flippers i also had a riff last year. in whistler the riff delaminated and the nose broke in under 3 weeks of riding it! huge dissapointment cuz it rode so great. no idea if theyve fixed the problem this year but for warrantee instead of getting a new riff they sent me a machine with 390s. i got the 57 and it was maybe a lil softer but not super noticeable. ive found its not good for rippin it fast into the big cheese wedges but pretty good in the park. i have a ride dh2 as well so i use my machine for park days and dh2 for the big jumps and big mtn days. <br/>  <br/> I definatley loved the riff before it exploded but if they have fixed the problems with the riff its definatly better for all around. If ur just doin park or jibs the machine is cheaper and does the job. dont detune ur edges tho cuz riding hard pack with it or holding an edge into a jump is super hairy
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Thanks for the advice Leeroy!

Ended up getting a 155 Rome Riff and can't wait to use it, but have to wait another 4 months for the first flack of snow to hit Oz.....

But on the up side, heading to Banff at the end of the year! woohoo!!!....

Just another one, where would be the best place to board in the US of A??..

Once again, thanks mate, much appreciated.