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Old 01-08-2009, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I am totally new to the sport. I am 23 and just went snowboarding for the first time and now I am hooked. I went through the stickies and they helped out a lot. I still don't know for sure on the type of board I will need. As a beginner I don't think I will be going off any rails or jumps anytime soon I am 6'3 and weigh 220 and wear a size 14 shoe. I know I will need a wide board but what length should i look at? Also do you have any brands that are good for beginners? I don't need the top of the line board right now, just something to kinda get the hang of things and something I can develop on. Thanks and I will take your answer off the air.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im about the same build , i ride a 171 right now but a 157 - 161 should do the trick
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Thanks, anyone else got some input on this?
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm 6' 200lb and ride a 162 - no park just pow and groomers
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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...what length should i look at?
That is covered in my equipment guide FAQ, which is here. See post #5.

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Also do you have any brands that are good for beginners?
No brand is really "better" for new riders than others. A shorter softer board is easier to learn on than a longer, stiffer board. That does not mean you couldn't learn to ride on longer / stiffer board, it will just be a bit harder and take a bit longer. Best thing to do is to look at the some of lesser expensive decks made by reputable companies. A few brands to check out are:

Rome
Atomic
Burton
Forum
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K2
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What are some good sites to buy boards from? I've been to dogfunk and the-house. Just looking for some other sites. Thanks guys
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What are some good sites to buy boards from? I've been to dogfunk and the-house. Just looking for some other sites. Thanks guys
IMHO, those two are about as good as it gets for overall goods. Once you find a specific deck / boots / etc., that you may want then you can find smaller shops or sites that might give you a killer deal.
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summitonline.com and peterglenn.com
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks, from looking I found a couple boards that are in my price range that seem pretty good to me. I will need a wide board so that kinda narrows my choices down. Here is a list of the boards I am looking at. Let me know if there is any I should stay away from. Thanks again.

K2 Anagram
Forum Raider
Technine Split T
K2 Format
Burton Blunt
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Your good with any of those.

EDIT: actually, I do not know enough about the Split T to really comment on it.
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