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Hey guys/gals - new to the forum. New to snowboarding. Haha. I go a few times every winter, but I finally picked up a season pass so I'm done using rentals. Just wanted an opinion on these boards I'm looking at:

The first is a K2 Illusion 158 w/Salomon Bindings. This board is new. $240 but I'd need to buy some boots.

Also found a few used around me. A Burton Elite 158 w/Burton freestyle bindings and burton boots. Guy is selling the whole shebang for $250. In really good shape.

Finally a Ride Fleetwood 161 w/bindings. Selling for $110 obo.

I'm 6'0, and go about 160.
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I'd go with the K2 or the Burton, they'll be good beginner boards.
There's TONS of boards out there, and you can find a lot on sale too if that's what you're looking for. Just search search search my man.
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I'd go with the K2 or the Burton, they'll be good beginner boards.
There's TONS of boards out there, and you can find a lot on sale too if that's what you're looking for. Just search search search my man.
Thanks dude. I'm just on a bit of a budget so I'm trying to keep it to around $250 for the board/bindings/boots. I think the Burton is probably the way to go since it's been gently used.
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Its hard to beat the burton boot - binding combo, throw in a board and $250 is a great deal!
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Its hard to beat the burton boot - binding combo, throw in a board and $250 is a great deal!
I'm going to pick it up tomorrow.

How's the weather in Jackson? I work in the picturesque town of Rock Springs in the summer. Haha.
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I'd be careful around buying boots with the board.

Boot fit is very specific, you should try on lots of boots to get the right fit, it would be real fluke if what you're looking at had the perfect boots for you.

If you can find a shop that has some boots from last year and try to find something in your size (that really fit you properly) you could then get a pretty good deal since they're last year's boots, and the fit on the boots is most important, board and bindings are really secondary.

with the boots properly sized you could then get the rest of your setup.

For my first setup I went out and bought a spiffy board, nice bindings, and the guy selling me the stuff tossed in a pair of boots for cheap that were a half size too big. I should have cut back on board and bindings and got better fitting boots to start, when I finally go boots that fit well I realized how stupid I had been. Don't be dumb like me.
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Its hard to beat the burton boot - binding combo, throw in a board and $250 is a great deal!
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I'd be careful around buying boots with the board.

Boot fit is very specific, you should try on lots of boots to get the right fit, it would be real fluke if what you're looking at had the perfect boots for you.

If you can find a shop that has some boots from last year and try to find something in your size (that really fit you properly) you could then get a pretty good deal since they're last year's boots, and the fit on the boots is most important, board and bindings are really secondary.

with the boots properly sized you could then get the rest of your setup.

For my first setup I went out and bought a spiffy board, nice bindings, and the guy selling me the stuff tossed in a pair of boots for cheap that were a half size too big. I should have cut back on board and bindings and got better fitting boots to start, when I finally go boots that fit well I realized how stupid I had been. Don't be dumb like me.
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I did something similar. Skimped on boots... Dont skimp on boots. If this guy's DO fit you well, consider yourself lucky... More likely they won't, sell them and use the $ to buy ones that do.

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