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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
Big Johnny69
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Thumbs up Newbie All Around!!

Hey guys, decided to take the leap from skiing to snowboarding. Going to give it my first attempt this weekend.

A little about myself, I'm a 37 year old Canadian, 6'4', 220lbs. I know I should probably rent equipment first, but I'm opting to buy used as it's $30+ each time to rent and I don't plan on giving up after my first try.

I was hoping for some input from the community as to what type and size of board I should be starting out on.

I've done some searching on my local used goods for sale sites and have come across the following boards and bindings I am thinking of picking up.

Sims FS400WD Austria series 156cm w/ UpLink bindings
Elan Spectra 65 162cm w/ Liquid bindings
Ride National Series 163cm w/ Ride bindings
Deeluxe LDX59 158cm w/ Ride bindings
LTD 163cm (not sure of series as poster hasn't replied back yet) w/ LTD bindings

I plan to do mainly just mountain runs with the possibility of progressing to the odd jump here and there. Park time may come later if I get hooked.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to reading up on all things board!!
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