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New Rider - Tennessee - Board Help

Hey all. Chris here in TN. I'm a semi beginner and want to really get into snowboarding as much as possible. I'm 26 and I tried snowboarding 4 years ago when I was 22.

I randomly went to Oregon for a couple days to hang out with this chick I was talking to back then and on the way back home I just decided to chill a night at a hotel outside of Portland. Well, somehow I ended up using their computer.. and found out about Mt. Hood (government camp) and drove up there and ended up staying for 3 months working at Timberline. I saved up enough and bought a sick looking Burton Twin from the local Exit Realworld. Then bought some Burton bindings and boots online.

However, I was only out there 3 months and I was working and saving up for a set up most of the time. So, I didn't get much practice. The only thing I could really do well was get on and off the lifts. I never took proper lessons or anything either.. that's why I consider myself a ''semi beginner''

Now I'm back in TN, 26, and with all the new technology I work from home but I'm bored out of my mind as everyone my age is all married with kids and boring (no offense).

So, I figured I might like to try to get back into snowboarding and do it the right way as I didn't really know what I was doing when getting my first set up. Which brings me here to this sick forum to get a little guidance.


What the heck is a 360 degree edge? I heard that I need a board with that.

Some boards are called ''twin'' in design. What or why is that good/bad?

"Flex" Is that more for park/freestyle riding? That's how well the board bends/flexes, right?

I'm 6ft and weigh 180 so what would be a good size for me? How do you determine?

They don't really have any board shops here in TN as we don't get much snow in my area. So asking someone at Zoomies here probably wouldn't get me much good info.

Also, my very first set up like I said was a Burton Twin and I think I had some bindings/boots that were suited for the park. But I hear I need more of an ''all mountain'' type of board so I guess that's what I'm looking for. But I want something that will also help me get started in the park with rails/jumps after I get the basics and carving down pretty good.

You don't gotta do the research for me just point me in the right direction on what I need to look for and answer some questions I had. If you want to recommend boards/setups that'd be great too! Would prefer last years models or a year or 2 before that as they are a bit cheaper and I don't want to overload my wallet until I get the hang of it. But I don't mind $200-$300 for a good board.

Thanks in advance. And if you might wanna help me 1 on 1 hit me up in PM, I've got Skype and all that if it'd be easier.

May the mountains treat you well this winter.
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