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Old 03-28-2014, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
PalmerFreak
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Default Beginner snowboard recommendation

So my girlfriends son started snowboarding this year and seems to really like it. He's still very much a beginner and was only able to get out about 8 times. He rented equipment all season and now that there are some great sales going on I'd like to find him his own deck. He's 12 years old, 5'4", and about 115lbs. We live in the Midwest so lots of man made snow and it can get icy at times.

The rental board that he used this season had a fair amount of camber to it so I'm not sure which way to go regarding the profile. I'd like to get him something easy to ride but want to make sure he can use it for 2-3 seasons and allows him to progress. Is he better off with a camber/rocker hybrid?

The local shop recommended a Rossignol Circuit but it's mostly rocker. He wants to get in the park at some point but he's got a ways to go before he's good enough to start those shenanigans.

Any recommendations would be most appreciated.
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