Looking for recommendations
I just joined the forum today because I'm on the hunt for a snowboard. I've been snowboarding twice and love the sport, however I live in Texas and only get to go once or twice a year. At this point I'm considering buying a beginner - intermediate snowboard, partially because I'm finding the '08 snowboards are pretty dirt cheap this time of year and it will save me the cost of a rental in the long run. Can you guys make some recommendations because honestly, I don't know a whole lot.
Weight - 160 lbs
Boot size - 11 Mens
Riding style - Still rather new
Age - 28 so I'm not growing anymore
Budget - $400 to $500
Your location of riding - Colorado (Breck, Keystone, Vail, A-Basin, etc)
One of my friends recommended the Burton Cartel bindings, I found them for $109 for the 2008 model. I think with a size 11 boot I would need Large bindings? My friend also said at that point I might want to consider a wide board? If you guys have an recommendations for a board, bindings, and boots I'd appreciate it. Thanks.