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Old    matt (matt5)      Join Date: May 2007       06-18-2007, 6:14 AM Reply   
New to the sport and larger than most 68 250 and was wondering what some of the larger guys use for a setup. Ive got bindings that I love (factions). Really curious about boards.
Old    Wade Morrell (wade2062)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-18-2007, 6:31 AM Reply   
Matt, my buddy started on the LF Omega 143. He has recently switched to the hyperlite premier 141, He is 6'2" and about 265. Obviously the premier is an advanced board, but the Omega was a good starting point for him.
Old    Dillon Gross (lfrider139)      Join Date: May 2007       06-18-2007, 6:33 AM Reply   
yeah man, anything thats 140 and up and you will be straight
Old    nash jeffries (nashjeffries)      Join Date: Feb 2004       06-18-2007, 7:29 AM Reply   
yeah i have a brand new '06 Omega 143 for 125 plus shipping
Old    E Johnson (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-18-2007, 7:33 AM Reply   
I'm 6'5 240 and ride absolute 141, and a roam 144 and there both are great.
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       06-18-2007, 9:54 AM Reply   
6'5" 230 - Era 147 and LF Watsons.
Old    el doubleyou (lukewtwt)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-18-2007, 10:05 AM Reply   
If you love the Faction boots why not check out the Faction 144? The size is good and the dual fin design should help you carry more speed into the wake.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       06-18-2007, 10:29 AM Reply   
O'brien Natural 144 should be a perfect match toss some Xl or XXL Xenons on it and your set. I have a buddy who is not as big but, 6'5" 260 who rides it and loves it!
Old    Ryan Cargo (rc005)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-18-2007, 10:38 AM Reply   
hl roam 144 with a pair of lf transit magnum xxl
Old    BG WCC (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       06-18-2007, 10:44 AM Reply   
Im 250 and ride the 140 Marius, I LOVE IT!! Its a great board with a lot of pop, that lands soft and is very forgiving. I also like the 144 Faction. Another great board. If I was going to ride any other board it would be the Faction. It may be a lil better for you. If you can demo both and see what you think. Later BG
Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-18-2007, 11:29 AM Reply   
I have found that all 143s aren't the same length when put beside each other so you might want to compare them side by side. Another important factor is how wide the board is at the tip and tail (more surface area). In the end, get a board with the most surface area and run a little faster to make it up. It truly is a shame that there isn't any boards bigger than the 143 size. At 235 pounds, I ride the 143 3ds and have to run 1 mph faster than I would like.

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