Originally Posted by stonedzombie
Noob snowboarder here, and have quickly become enamored with the sport. What started off by paying a buddy a hundred buxx so I could have a board for occasional trips, has now turned into something a lot more. Took it out on the slopes down here in Niigata, Japan and for whatever reason, it just clicked. Had an amazing time.
Since I now plan on going every freaking chance I get, it means I want to take everything a bit more serious, which means I want to make sure this board is the right one for me. The board I bought from my friend is a Dynastar Automotive Karma circa 2006 (only used once) 163cm. I did some digging and was able to find the exact model here for your reference: Dynastar*Karma Autodrive :::Snowboard buyer's guide 2005 / 2006 ::: SportsGearGuide.com - The Online Sports Gear and Buyer's Guide Magazine
To give you a little more info about me, I'm 25, 6'0 exactly, wear a size 11.5 boot, and weigh about 181 pounds. Also, I'm primarily interested in freeriding more so than freestyling/trick stuff. Will this board suffice for me or should I ditch it for something else?
Thanks in advance!
As they say it's not the board. It's the rider. Looks good enough to learn on, especially for $100.
One advice I can give is invest in a season pass if you can, you'll be more motivated to go ride and it will be much cheaper. the main thing that will make you a better rider is not your board but how many days you actually spend riding. Get protections too, in my case, they give me more confidence to push harder.