I went snowboarding last winter for the first time and I LOVE IT!!! I have been wanting to go for like 7 yrs but I did not have much friends that like snowboarding. I always had hobby for Summer/Fall/Spring but never winter... I really regret not starting sooner, oh well better late than never...
Anyways I have always been renting or borrowing equipment from some friends last winter. Now I wanted to buy my own stuff.
So I am freeride or freestyle.
For now I dont really wanna spend much for everything since I am still a beginner and may not know the different types of board styles/design. So I am thinking of buying cheap package around $300.
Also I was thinking of buying the cheapest snowboard and bindings then get a a good boots? Or any suggestions?
Yes buy a good boot, and if you buy it online, make sure you go into the store and try them on first. Board and Binding packages can be found all day long for about $200 and a good boot can run anywhere from $100 to $400. You don't neccesarrily need an -expensive- boot, but one that fits correctly and will be comfortable all day. Think about the boards you rode last year, and get one you will be able to use for more than one season. A lot of people go get themselves a tiny little first board, and can't use it the next season. If you want an even better deal on your gear hit up some old rental/ski shops and check out the demo boards, I live right down the street from Breeze ski rental and they still have about 5 sticks from last season in good shape for $50 bucks.
And don't get a cheap board, get an inexpensive one grasshopper....I got my M3 discord off The House Boardshop Snowboards Snowboard Boots Bindings Clothing with a half decent pair of bindings for $210 shipped and it came with a World Industries backpack and a snowboarding video. M3 makes a good board and they have decent prices. I'll quit blabbing now.
That's where I am getting my Discord...Do you know if there is a real difference between the Discord, Discord Pro, and Discord SE?? They are all withing $30 of each other so I am somewhat confused why they are different (besides graphically of course). lol