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Hi all,

Hoping for some input on my first snowboard & bindings purchase - any and all help appreciated. Here goes, hope I don't miss anything relevant:

- I first boarded in 2004. I had 4 one hour lessons in a real snow indoor slope before that holiday and have just made my own way since. Been for a week each year (bar one) since '04.

- Decided to buy my own boots in 2005, which were Salomon F24, 2005 model (these: Salomon F24, 2005 - Review - Crazy SnowBoarder . com). They continue to serve me well because they don't get heavy wear, so I'd like to keep them both for comfort and budget reasons. I mention this because my understanding is that they're very short and low size-for-size by most boot standards (?)

- I enjoy cruising round and am not particularly a speed freak, nor a park freak. I like to try the straight-forward jumps over mounds etc at the edges of the piste for fun, but nothing insane. I do blue runs very confidently, red are ok and get down blacks "in one piece", though not without protest!

My stats (lol) ...

Age: 28
Sex: Male
Full Height: 174cm or 68.5in or 5ft 8.5in
Height to Nose: 159cm or 62.5in or 5ft 2.5in (not sure if this is relevant?)
Weight: approx 65kg or 143lbs or 10st 4lb
Boots: size 9 UK or 43.5 EU or 9.5 US or 27.5cm, Salomon F24
Budget: mid-range
Destination: nearly always Europe ... Les Arcs, France this year
Home: United Kingdom ... so I'd like something I can get here before going out
Ride: right foot forward (goofy?)

If I missed anything out just shout ... I'd really like to get this as right as I can and am more than happy to clarify anything. Recommendations on good online stores appreciated too (not sure if forum rules allow that? Some don't)


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