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Old 10-06-2007, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So next weekend the local "resort" is having it's open house during which they will be selling gear 30%-70% off. I will have a rather low budget, $400-$600 I'm guessing. Last year was my first season so I'm still not very snowboard savvy.

Weight:~175lb with possibility of gaining weight
Height:~6'1"
Shoe: 12-13 American
Free-ride mixed with boxes and jumps

I'm sure they will most likely have people trying to sell used boards so that will definitely be my first option. But either way, what should I look for?
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Boots first. You'll need a wide board for feet your size. Where are you riding?
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mostly the local fake hills. I might make it up to Peak'n Peek if I'm lucky and I plan on getting up to Connecticut over break. Nothing over the top. Mostly weekend border places.
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Ok, I'm going to assume that your budget is going to include the boots as well. So if that's the case, then get those first, then get the board and bindings. Take a look at the Rome Machine or Atomic Triarc paired with Rome 390's or Union bindings.
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm hoping that they might offer some type of payment plan so I can be able to spend a little more. I can pull about $200 out of my savings account, I have about $100 in my wallet, and the rest is up to relatives. I didn't get stuff for my birthday because my relatives said they would pitch in for my board (+boots and bindings of course).

What should I look for length wise? I'm guessing 160-165. And what about width wise?

(I just noticed I spelled board wrong in the title, I feel like such a deuche)
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A 157ish and up in-terms of length. Just be weary of waist width on the board.
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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With all of the sick deals on leftover 06/07 gear, you shouldn't have much of a problem finding everything you need for under $500. For your board length, if you're going to try to be hitting rails and easy jibs, don't go for anything over chin height with the board standing from the floor in front of you. Find boots that are comfortable yet supportive, bindings that have straps that you can adjust to meet the needs of your boot (and feel comfortable), and a board that has a good amount of flex (more flex for freestyle and jibbing, less flex for more mountain riding and bombing down triple black diamonds).
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For your board length, if you're going to try to be hitting rails and easy jibs, don't go for anything over chin height with the board standing from the floor in front of you.
Nonononono. Not the height! Weight! A board doesn't care how tall you are, but it cares how much pressure you are putting on it..
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Nonononono. Not the height! Weight! A board doesn't care how tall you are, but it cares how much pressure you are putting on it..
Are weight and pressure the same? Are they directly related?

Also, why are you so anti height when figuring the size board needed? Most board lines will have mutiple boards in the same model available for the same weight. What factor do you look at after weight to determine which board? If I weigh 160 lbs and the manufatuer says I could ride a 150, 155, or a 160 at my weight, how would you choose the length?
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Heel lift...eep I remember that with a pair of rental boots last year....it was terrible.

Thanks for the help

One more question lol: Soft boots with high top bindings I'm assuming?
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