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Old 12-31-2008, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Weight 160
Boot size Shoe size is 10
Age 19 (not putting on significant weight, maybe a little)
Budget Trying to keep this as low as possible without getting something s***y
Your location of riding MA, NH, VT
Riding style Just getting back into snowboarding, used to go a lot when I was younger but it's been maybe 6-7 years since then. So I plan on getting re acquainted with just going down the slopes and then (after that, however long it takes) spending most of my time in the parks.

So just want to see what you guys would recommend for a board and bidings that will be easy on my wallet, because I'm not even 100% sure I'll stick with it, but I went a couple days ago (used some s*** rental) and had a lot of fun (did better than expected after the many years I took off as well).

Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-31-2008, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you want some nice gear at affordable prices, i would look at last year's model gear. there are still a number of online sites with gear that is getting heavily discounted...

try evogear, sierrasnowboards, and others..

if you are really so unsure though, you might want to get a season rental, or just continue to rent. its a big $$$$ investment to go ahead and outfit yourself!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im not going to continue to rent, waht i meant was that im not sure if im going to continue at all, if i do i will definetly stick with it and if not then i wont even buy any gear. im just testing the potential waters at this point.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im not going to continue to rent, waht i meant was that im not sure if im going to continue at all, if i do i will definetly stick with it and if not then i wont even buy any gear. im just testing the potential waters at this point.
gotcha. look around a bit there are a ton of good reviews for boards on the forum in another section. figure out what kind of riding you will be doing most and find something that matches that description for a deck.

boots and bindings can follow. make sure the boots are comfortable and supportive, same for bindings. you might want to demo a board or two before making the big purchase.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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gotcha, ill take a look around. would it be a bad idea to order one of those board+binding packages or are they garbage? on ebay I see a ridiculous amount of them from companies like m3, ltd, lamar, morrow, dub, nitro etc. are all these brands questionable, should they be avoided?

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Old 12-31-2008, 09:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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gotcha, ill take a look around. would it be a bad idea to order one of those board+binding packages or are they garbage? on ebay I see a ridiculous amount of them from companies like m3, ltd, lamar, morrow, dub, nitro etc. are all these brands questionable, should they be avoided?
No, Nitro makes sweet boards.
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the rest of those brands people will say are crap. I went with atomic for my boards and i'm extremely happy.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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so for me (5'9.5" 160-5 lb) you guys think a 154-9 or so board?

what are some good brands for bindings?
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Buy. Boots. First.

Most important thing when riding. Try on everything to find a good fit. If your feet hurt, it doesnt matter how good the rest of your gear is, and it probably will affect your choice on your future in shredding if you have a painfully shoddy first couple days, yeah?

Board and bindings arent as important when learning. I learned on a (used) really really really old Rossi board.
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i understand this and thats why im asking about the board/binding on here. i am going to go around in stores to try and locate the perfect pair of boots on my own, does this sound like a valid plan?
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