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Old 12-16-2008, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What up people,Im looking to get my first snowboard setup. Im 5'11/ 6'0 165lbs, size 10. From the research i been doing on this forum, im guessing im gonna need a board b/w 154-157cm? Which would be easier for me to control? I plan on riding the local spots for now (eastern PA), maybe learning some ground tricks.


(I heard its easier to handle freestyle boards as oppose to All-Mountain boards?)

Ive been lookin at this 5150 Stroke, dont have a binding in mind or boots yet. I need some direction on which way to go.

As far as budget goes, im not really tryna break the bank. Id like to keep it in the mid 5 range for the whole package.


I also been browsing thru this site:
Snowboarder Outlet - Home
Has anyone had experience shopping here?

Questions, comments, advice, are all welcome.

Thnx in advance
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried the sport yet? Otherwise I'd say rent first just in case you don't like it. Any cheap board will be ok for learning on, 5150 is a good start for cheap. Get some forgiving boots, any lower end boots are good for learning just stay away from ultra stiff boots till you're ready. It's personal preference on how they fit your foot, no one can tell you what you should wear as far as boots go, just go to a shop and try a bunch on. General rule, toes should be just lightly touching the ends, no cramping though.
For bindings there's tons of reasonable cost bindings and good deals on those, find some in your price range and people can probably give you more info on if they're crap or not.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would use EVO gear, they have the best customer service of any website on the interwebs and everything is 50% off in the outlet store right now. I would stay away from 5150 as well, its all junk and the technology is always a few years behind.

Boards
Nitro T1 Snowboard 2008 : Snowboards | evo outlet

CAPiTA Mind & Heart Torn Snowboard 2008 : Snowboards | evo outlet

Nitro MFM Snowboard 2008 : Snowboards | evo outlet

Bindings
Ride Delta Movement Snowboard Binding 2008 : Snowboard Bindings | evo outlet

Raiden Strike Snowboard Bindings 2008 : Snowboard Bindings | evo outlet

Union Cadet DLX Snowboard Bindings 2008 : Snowboard Bindings | evo outlet

Boots
Vans Encore Snowboard Boots 2008 : Snowboard Boots | evo outlet

Salomon Maori Snowboard Boot 2008 : Snowboard Boots | evo outlet

Keep in mind these are just suggestions, other good sites are the-house.com, dogfunk.com,tightboards.com. Buying some of the stuff I listed should keep you under $400 for the whole package while still getting top of the line gear form competitive companies

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would use EVO gear, they have the best customer service of any website on the interwebs and everything is 50% off in the outlet store right now. I would stay away from 5150 as well, its all junk and the technology is always a few years behind.

Boards
Nitro T1 Snowboard 2008 : Snowboards | evo outlet

CAPiTA Mind & Heart Torn Snowboard 2008 : Snowboards | evo outlet

Nitro MFM Snowboard 2008 : Snowboards | evo outlet

Bindings
Ride Delta Movement Snowboard Binding 2008 : Snowboard Bindings | evo outlet

Raiden Strike Snowboard Bindings 2008 : Snowboard Bindings | evo outlet

Union Cadet DLX Snowboard Bindings 2008 : Snowboard Bindings | evo outlet

Boots
Vans Encore Snowboard Boots 2008 : Snowboard Boots | evo outlet

http://www.evogear.com/outlet/snowboard-boots/salomon-maori-boot-2008-2.aspx"

Keep in mind these are just suggestions, other good sites are the-house.com, dogfunk.com,tightboards.com. Buying some of the stuff I listed should keep you under $400 for the whole package while still getting top of the line gear form competitive companies


what is with the 08 nitro MFM board??? dident he leave them for t9 in like 04??
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm an inch shorter same weight. I only started last year and chose a Burton Air 157, Mission Bindings, and a Burton boot that I can't recall the name of. Worked out just fine and the Air was recomended by the shop to be a little more forgiving for my noobness.
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what is with the 08 nitro MFM board??? dident he leave them for t9 in like 04??
He has been riding T9 Bindings since then but was still on Nitro boards through last season. I believe T9 has a pro model board for him this year though since Nitro signed Wiig last year to replace him.

With regards to the original post, check out Burton Snowboards, Burton Bindings, Burton Boots, and snowboard reviews - Free shipping to U.S. for some good closeout deals. As a beginner even if you can get a higher end board for your $ you may still want to go for a more entry level board, bindings and boot combo strictly because learning will be easier.
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5150 is what i learned how to snowboard on. its still in amazing condition. i have tons of memories on that thing. but that was like 5 years ago.
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Just ordered a 155 5150 board and binding package from evo. Seemed right for size according to the charts and what the rep told me.
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