New Female Rider - Page 2 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 12:26 PM
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I started snowboarding 4 years ago and got a cheap boots/bindings/board package on E-bay. I wanted to make sure I was going to actually stick with it (I had only boarded once before and was hooked, so the next winter I was crazy addicted).

I bought a cheap Morrow board, crappy boots, and crappy bindings (didn't know it at the time). I loved my board, it was a fantastic learner board for me.
I wear a size 8 boot/shoe, but when they came they were kinda tight. I figured 'screw it' - but it was MISERABLE. My bindings were the ratchet style OVER my foot and worked well for a while, but I strapped into my big brother's board (with the toe ratchet) and it made a HUGE difference. I felt so much more stable.

So I guess even though I don't know a LOT about snowboarding, I'd say get an okay board your first year, rip it up so you're not destroying a nice board your first year, but splurge on boots & bindings.

I know several boots you can get have the inserts than can be heat molded to your foot. I don't have them, but a friend does, and he says they're insanely comfortable.

Sponsored Links
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 01:56 PM
Senior Member
karmatose's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by khans View Post
splurge on boots & bindings.
Winner winner, chicken dinner.

I spent a lot of time running over stuff and into people when I was learning. Well, not a lot, but enough. I'd be pissed if I bought a nice pow/groomer board and ruined it rocks and in the lift line. You can always take your boots and bindings to your next board.
karmatose is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 02:05 PM
Leo's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Detroit Area
Posts: 6,213
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Actually, I'm more inclined to believe that you run a higher risk of damaging your board the better you get. People collisions, lift line bumps, and things of that nature will happen no matter your skill level. When you fall, you fall. The difference about being skilled is you do new maneuvers and more things to your board. You will also ride more types of terrain with more experience.

You should splurge on good boots not because you should worry about damaging a nice board, but because a bad pair of boots will make that nice board a crappy one.

It's like having a Ferrari, but you live in a trailer park.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reviews and David Z's rants
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Leo; 05-27-2010 at 02:07 PM.
Leo is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome