Opinions and input needed
I'd like experienced input on what equipment I'm looking at buying. I rented some crappy equipment from Christy Sports when I went to A-Basin a couple weeks ago. They put me on a Burton Cruzer 151, which I believe was way too small. I know that snowboarding will be much better with better equipment, so I'm gonna buy a setup. I read a post a couple minutes ago where a guy stated he is going to buy his first setup after renting for 9 years. My first thought was there is no way I'd throw that kind of money away on renting. When I rented my equipment, it was $32 a day. I'd rather own it!!
So, I've been researching the hell out of this site and the manufacturers sites the last few weeks and have picked out a setup. I'm a beginner, but a quick learner with a few years of wakeboarding experience. There are similarities between the two sports, IMO. I'm 5'6" 155-165 lbs. size 9 boot. The board has been a little more difficult. My riding will be all mountain. Rome seems to be a pretty good company from what I've been reading. So here's my list of probabilities.
Bindings: Rome Arsenal, Rome Targa
Boots: Thirty Two Lashed
Boards: Rome Solution 156, Bataleon Airobic 155, Rome Anthem 156 (I could use a couple more suggestions on boards and I'm open to other companies)
Thanks for reading.