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    Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 2:59am
Im looking at buying my first board and bindings as I now have enough money. I have been boarding a bit and can link turns and do basic 180s and ollie off stuff but i have always hired a board as i have never had the cash till now.

Im 5'11'' or 184cm
70kgs
size 10 boot

I was looking at getting the sierra crew in 156 size. does this sound about right?
im after a board for all mountain.

Also will Union force bindings in L/XL be compatible with this. Are there any bindings that arent compatible with this board?

thanks in advance for any help.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 3:05am
That size crew should do you fine. Im a tad taller 190 and size 11 boots, so i had to go the 157wide. Perfect fit for me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 3:07am
Thats a perfect size board for you to be riding, and the Crew is solid for all mountain riding. 
 
The Union Forces are a great mid flex binding and will be compatible with that board.  The only bindings that wont fit are Burton's EST bindings.  Good luck.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 1:20pm
I think that size would do u well for ur weight
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 1:50pm
The union forces might be a little bit too stiff. Maybetry the union cantacts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 1:57pm
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And Forces are not too stiff.  They're a complete all-mountain, do anything killer. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 2:09pm

For my preference contacts are too soft for all mountain; I would go with the forces.

Size and length seem fine.  Good board choice too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 2:23pm
forces would be perfect for all mountain. contacts if you spend pretty much ALL yor time in the park.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 2:32pm
The Union Force should be fine for your needs; I've used it and it works well for any part of the mountain.

But as for the board, you might want to try the Sierra Reverse Crew. It might give you more bang for the buck and help you progress further in doing all mountain freestyle. The crew is ok, but my opinion is that you get more from the reverse crew.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2010 at 2:57pm
size 10 should fit fine for a standard width board, any bigger and you'd need a Wide though. Might be worth checking measurements properly though if you have a straight stance
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2010 at 5:08am
thanks for the help guys.

@tkdyoda Ill look into the difference between crew and reverse crew in more detail.
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