Hey guys/girls new user here (as the UN suggests) as well as a new snow boarder. Came across this site while looking for some reviews. This is going to be my first season on a board and I'm looking to grab some equipment. I come from quite a few years of wake-boarding experience and now i want something to do in the winter. Ive been doing some looking around and price comparing with trying to understand what differentiates the 99 dollar bindings to the 300+ ones, beside build quality.
So I came here in hope that the forum could help me! From what I've learned so far, there are 3 styles of board types, park, mountain and freestyle im just looking for a mediocre board that can do all three to some degree. Also been looking at bindings and besides the name, i dont have much clue as to the difference of what makes one superior of the other. So this is what I have picked
2012 Burton Freestyle Bindings
TechNine Split T Black 2012
2012 Nitro Raiden Wizard Bindings
and those just match the blue/white/black color scheme I have going on.. as for boots..
32 Summit Black 2012
2011 Northwave Force Black Boots
Know Im sure most of you will have mixed opinions and experiences about those, but is it really more worth it to buy the "better" more expensive stuff? Im sure as hell not gonna ask the associates that question..
Also looking for a board, but they are suppper pricey know that season opener is around and all the 2012 gear is out.. I heard the golden spot for board length for the avg. rider is from chin to nose, making me 158cm to 162cm..