Originally Posted by sarahofthesea
So, I've been doing a ton of research over the past couple of days because I am in the market for some new snowboarding gear. Now, I haven't snowboarded in almost 4 years, and even when I was snowboarding I was by no means good. I mean, I could make it down the mountain, fall free, and i could decently carve.
Anyways, I've only owned one board... an Elan 151cm, not sure of the model. I always found it heavy and very stiff though, not sure if that was just my inexperience.
I'm thinking of purchasing the Flow Jewel 149cm
Is this a good choice for a beginner?
Will it suit me once I've progressed some?
It says this board is good for free riding and freestyle, anybody's personal experience? (I read a review on snow betty's and they said they loved it)
is this the right size board for me?
Also here are my stats
Shoe Size: 8.5
any suggestions on bindings, i was looking at the k2 cassette ltd from a couple season's ago, that have the polyurethane backing(i think)
sorry, if that was long-winded, just wanted to be detailed.
also, any other suggestions would be more than welcome!
i'm looking at buying a board that's a couple season's old so that I can save some cash, same schtick with the bindings
Sorry for the constant back to back posts...im using the tapatalk app n its a lil weird
I wear 8 in boots but i havent bought new bindings...i still have my burton citizens from 2011....i DID wanna give the muses a try but i couldnt afford it
I order from a store on ebay...mom n pop place in state college, pa called snowdealsnow.com
They have great prices free shipping and fast!
The flow jewel is $199 right now for a 149
I dont know where you are from but i just scoped REI store in conshoken pa (right outside of philly) they have a bunch of boards on sale right now....
I will throw the ride vxn or lxh bindings out there...i was DEF looking at those as possible nexts
Once again sorry so choppy!