hey sure you answered this a billion times already but just looking for some decent name brands.. Im just getting into the sport and dont know anything about the brands, ive read some stuff and seen some previous post on decent boards. But me being 18 and 180 lbs. at 5'10" living in the philly area and just looking to learn and setups that come to mind for under 500? Just looking for any suggestions so i know im not buying junk. Thanks
Really shop around for boots. For beginners you can get away with a lot, but boots that don't fit. As the husband who had to deal with the wifeís boot issue the first time we rented gear, it really opened my eyes to the value of a good boot.
Other than that, its personal preference. Iíve never been over the Mississippi River, but local shops can help find a board for our type of snow and riding.
Iíd start with an all mountain board, some mid-range bindings, and good boots.