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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 09:06 AM
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Hello. I think it's about time I started looking around for my first board. I've been thinking about the Capita Stairmaster with Burton Freestyle boots and bindings. I am about 5' 10" and a little less than 140 lbs. I figure the 156 would be a good size for me? Or should I opt for the 152? I'll be mainly riding freestyle. I'm a size 10.5 or 11 boot with large bindings.

Also, are the-house.com and sierrasnowboard.com good sites to buy from? They seem to have great deals.

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152 for all-mountain at your weight.

Burton Freestyles are their lowest end crap. Don't buy em. Look at Rome 390s or Union Forces instead.

No experience with the-house, but I bought my current board from sierra with no complaints,
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Thanks a lot. I just took a look at those 390's and Forces. I found the Forces but couldn't find the 390's. What would you recommend for boots as an alternative to the burtons?

And can anyone vouch for the-house.com?
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Personally, I bought from the-house.com once and everything was fine.

Unfortunately, I've heard a lot of bad things about them. Sounds like it might be a craps shoot.
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Alright thanks I'll try and stay away from them. I'll stick to sierra.

Any boot recommendations?
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The only freestyle boots I ever used were Vans DK IV boots. They were amazing.
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Cool thanks.

Anyone else have any input?
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Hey ya i just bought my first board from snowboardsnstuff.com everything went fine and really good prices you might wanna check it out
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I've ordered from the-house a few times and can say they are excellent. The last time i ordered pants from them they went above and beyond what a company needs to. the pants were actually stolen from in front of my house and the-house sent me another pair at no charge . They also exchanged them 2 other times until they fit correctly.

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Thanks to everyone. This was a huge help. Does anyone else have anything to say about a nice pair of boots?
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