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Old 01-27-2009, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, we went skiing this weekend up at Wisp here in Western MD, and every year ive always skied (this was 7th year) and im great at skiing (can do black diamonds easy).

So this weekend my friend bought a snowboard with him, and let me take it down once. i fell only a couple times and liked it much better than skiing.

So i want to buy a board/bindings/boots while all the 08 stuff is on clearance.

I am 5'11, about 155-160 pounds. pretty much a total beginner, and am looking to spend about 200-250 dollars on a board. without bindings/boots


I want a board with a little flex, but not to flexible.


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Old 01-27-2009, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try buying used equip for your price range, or you can get a new burton indie for approx 2 bills there slightly flexable and thay take a beating but you do get what you pay for..
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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09 Omatic Boron 154 - $209.30

Why buy 08 when you can have 09 for the same price?
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A 08 burton air would probably fit into your price range. (I have heard that people outprogress them fast) You can't really chose a nice board for 200 dollars though.

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Old 01-27-2009, 09:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks guys. what do you think of one of these two boards?

I really like the Head, but havent heard much about them, are they good company?

Head Snowboards USA Tribute Freestyle Snowboard from Backcountry.com

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Old 01-27-2009, 09:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Rome Crail - I have this board, the 2007 model and it's great. Flexible but not too much. Prices range maybe from 200-400. I was lucky and got mine for $180. It's great for progressing on and will get you from novice-intermediate easily. It's pretty good in the park too for when you get better, it has very good pop.

Other boards that might work for you.
K2 Select - $200-$300
Ride Agenda - $250-$300

Hope this helps. Good luck finding a board.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Get a Rossignol Mini. Its perfect to learn on and even when you get better it can still be used in the park or on the mountain when you wanna get crazy. Buying a low end board will only keep you satisfied for a little while so expect to buy another board in a season or two. The mini will help you learn faster and you can still keep it when you get a high end board. Check this site for some other suggestions ( Snowboard Sizing Guide, Size Calculator )
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dont get a mini
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Whats wrong with a mini? Have you ever even rode one?
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Whats wrong with a mini? Have you ever even rode one?
that is the most retarted post i have ever heard. i wont even go into why not to go a mini because anyone else with a brain, which im assuming is everyone but you, will know not to get a mini...
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