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Old 02-19-2008, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
buggravy
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Default I'm that guy too

Hey all. I received a nice Amazon gift certificate as a Christmas gift, and decided to get a snowboard, having never ridden before (skied a lot, fiance boards). I consulted a friend/instructor, and ended up with a 158 Forum Warrior. I felt like I picked up on boarding pretty quickly after a lesson, but tried some steeper runs this weekend (3rd time out), and felt like I was having a lot of trouble initiating my turns. I'm not trying to blame that on the board, as opposed to my ability, but my question is, did I get a board that is over my head? FYI, I'm 5'11", 145 lbs. I can't seem to find many reviews of the board online, but what little I've seen seems to indicate that it's a fairly stiff, advanced skill level board. I'm not opposed to shelving the board for a season and purchasing a more forgiving board if necessary. Any advice?
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