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Old 07-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Quick answer, no, long in depth answer about bases and snow quality then yeah it becomes personal preference, I like Gnu Ride Rome Lib and Nitro but there are shit loads of options, and truthfully it doesn't matter where someone is from their opinion is just that, their opinion.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:39 PM   #62 (permalink)
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or... unless you post up your location, maybe the locals can tell you of a good local shop.

If you're in sydney's northern beaches, there's a place called 2boarders, they also sell on evilbay. I'm not sure about right now but I managed to pick off a board from them mid-summer at dirt cheap prices. Their prices on stuff seem pretty darn good, almost the same prices as advertised overseas in the USA. They ship australia wide too I think.

But then again, if you're on day 6... these boards might be a little over the top for ya. I paid like $280 for a DC MLF brand new but for a beginner that might be over the top (bindings on top of that), I have a friend who picked up an M3 with bindings for only $150 new so you know...

continuing on the topic of local info though... that's why I'm advising just buy cheap, last year I had to hire a board for 2 days (from here in sydney), I was charged $120 for a libtech skate banana ... you see how a cheap $150 can become enticing. My friend lent me his M3 for a couple of days and it was alright. If I had known, I would have rather bought the M3 than rented the skatebanana just because I would have owned a spare board for $30 difference.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:23 PM   #63 (permalink)
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hey guys, sorry for asking a question that is littered around this place, I just thought it would be better to ask in this thread. I'm still a bit daunted by all the differences in boards and which boards are good for what and the strengths and advantages of different boards etc. I haven't attempted buying one before so I'm a bit confused. I've looked through many threads on here asking, but none of those (from what I can gather) are Australian posters. I read somewhere that depending when you go up, a lot of the snow on Aussie mountains is from snow makers and that this can effect the choice of which board you should get. Is this true? Should I be worrying about this at all? I mainly go to Falls.
If you're still new to buying gear and not looking at importing the cheaper options from the US, then you're better off heading into your local board shop with 2 main questions in mind.
1), what type of boarding will you be doing? All Mountain, Freestyle, Freeride
2), your weight/shoe size - There's size specific charts on most boards with a rough guide of what you need, if you have big feet 10.5-11+ then you might want to checkout the wider boards.

Since you're 70kg and want to do more of the freeride/carving, then a 156-158cm will do you fine, feel free to add a few CM if you're comfortable with turns/speed...

As for brands, it really depends on how much you're willing to spend, most of the common brands are safe zones Burton/LT/GNU/NS/K2 if there's something you haven't heard of then look it up first - just remember to get the right style of board within that brand and you should be sweet.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:45 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Get a new thread for your general info bitches. This one is for southern hemi snow stoke and convo not which board suits your 2 left feet the best.
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^^ ahhh yep he's right, sooo headed up to buller tomoz, hopefully it has something decent to rip!! can't wait for some snoooooow
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #67 (permalink)
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up here right now having some lunch, was planning on posting some screen shots from my drift HD but my lovely wife has taken my SD card and put it in her camera, sooo no pics or video for that matter. However it is fucking crowded as shit and is kinda patchy, there is a course set up on little buller spur so i have been pretty much riding wombat most of the day. Burke street is like peak hour and would easily be a 45 min line I'm assuming, so I'm going no where near it.

Still needs quite a bit of snow up here to make it really worth it, on the plus side I'm loving the new berzerker and phantoms set up, completely different feel from my riders choice with targas!
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up here right now having some lunch, was planning on posting some screen shots from my drift HD but my lovely wife has taken my SD card and put it in her camera, sooo no pics or video for that matter. However it is fucking crowded as shit and is kinda patchy, there is a course set up on little buller spur so i have been pretty much riding wombat most of the day. Burke street is like peak hour and would easily be a 45 min line I'm assuming, so I'm going no where near it.

Still needs quite a bit of snow up here to make it really worth it, on the plus side I'm loving the new berzerker and phantoms set up, completely different feel from my riders choice with targas!
Sounds awful lol. Good day to do some hiking and exploration.
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Sounds awful lol. Good day to do some hiking and exploration.
Cant complain too much i guess, after all i was on the snow!!! yeah it was just super crowded with average snow, at least it was bluebird and not ice! can't wait for hotham soon and then NZ in Sep, counting the days.
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Thanks for the advice to those that gave it. Also I miscalculated, i have 9 days experience if that makes any difference. Sorry to that one user who got a bit upset at my post. I would absoultely love to add to the discussion with an update of how my boarding is going, though I haven't started for this season yet so its a bit hard.

I AM considering buying a board online / importing. What are some good sites to look at that don't break the bank for the shipping to AUS? Any good Aussie online stores with decent prices?
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