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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 01:23 PM
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New Guy looking for advice

Hey guys, Im looking into buying my first snowboard here at the tail end of the season to get some good deals. Ive been snowboarding three times now, have the basics down, and enjoy the sport, so Im looking to buy my first board. Im 20 years old, 6'0 and 178 lbs, wear a size 11 street shoe. I like riding normal trails, never done any park type stuff, but may get into it eventually. Just looking to get some binding and board advice, as well as boots. The prices on boards are dropping now because its the end of season, and I was going to pick one up this weekend online, but wanted some advice. Im looking at a Burton Blunt. Ive read about the top sheet cracking, but since Im not doing too much in the park, I didnt think it would be a problem. I will also only be going snowboarding maybe 2-3 times a year, and on the east coast resorts like Winterplace and Sugar Mountain. Also, for bindings I was looking at Burton Freestyle's. Boots, my cousin recommended the Burton Freestyle boots as well, but Im going to get those in person so I can try them on.

Biggest question is, would the Blunt be a good beginner board, and if so, what size should I get for my weight. 155 or 158? Any help is appreciated.

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