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Old 01-27-2009, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there, I am new to snowboarding but I have done it a couple times at the local slopes. I am looking to buy my own gear now so I don't have to rent anymore. I was looking at the Ride Decade 160cm because it is fairly cheap and Ride appears to be a pretty decent manufacturer. I am 5'11, 165-170lbs, and wore a size 11 burton boot that was a rental. I'm not sure if this will suit me or if I should look for something a tad smaller.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Park or freeride?
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You should probably go to a real snowboard shop. (The people at my shop say, at places like sportsmart, they have all the boards with defects that the companies sell for cheaper)
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Freeride, I'm not quite sure what you mean fuzzy as far as going to a real place for a board. I haven't mentioned where I was planning to buy yet.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Freeride: Speed, pow, (not any rails,boxes,jibs and halfpipes), natural kickers sometimes. (Natural mountain)(Stiffer boards that are directional)

Park: Rails, jumps, boxes, jibs, less powder, less speed. (Unatural mountain) (Softer twin tip boards)

*(This is what I learned park and free ride were, but I'm not 100 percent sure)

At real snowboard shops they sell only snowboard gear, and the people there actually snowboard, so they can probably help you better.

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Old 01-27-2009, 10:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was also looking at an older Burton Blunt Primo 159. I'm not too sure if this would be appropriate for someone of my skill level though. Any help would be appreciated, I have been to snow shops in my area, but they have really only tried to sell me expensive boards or tried to take advantage of my knowledge because I don't own a board yet.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Bump, Anyone? This is the Burton I'm talking about

08 burton snowboard blunt primo 159 | boardparadise.com
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Bump, Anyone? This is the Burton I'm talking about

08 burton snowboard blunt primo 159 | boardparadise.com
That's not a freeride board mate.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think I could manage with a freestyle board. I'm just looking for a decent all mountain board.
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