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Old 02-21-2014, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question First snowboard (help)

I made a thread a couple of days ago (very helpful community)

And I've finally narrowed down what I want, I will be 15 by the time I get this as I would have the money by then.

I mainly ride the snow dome which has a small park and is mainly piste (this is snozone in Milton Keynes)

I am 120 lb, 6 foot size 10-10.5 shoe.

And this is the equipment I think is suitable:

Board: I need help choosing between the rome garage rocker and the factory rocker, which one is more suitable?

Boots: vans aura, they seem good, it says it has a large footprint? Is this good or bad?

Bindings: burton custom, they seem suitable.

If anyone can help, thanks.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The garage rocker would work well for you and should save a bit of money.

Please go try on boots before you buy them, good fitting boots are key to having fun on a snowboard, possible the most important thing.
Large footprint isn't really a bad thing but it isn't great either, modern boot design shrinks the footprint of the boots making the toe and heel overhang less, this only effects you when doing deep carves which you probably wont be doing indoors or as a new rider.

No issue with the bindings
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Both good boards, and yes try out the boots first.

Those bindings will be fine for now at your weight.
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When I went to get my boots they told me Vans came up a bit wider so wouldn't suit my narrow feet. However when I tried them on they fit as well as the Burton, Nike and Salomon boots they were trying to sell me. Eventually got Burtons as the Vans were a little soft for what I need currently, but I am over 50 lbs heavier than you.

Key thing go get them fitted and chose comfort over style first. Theres plenty of shops in the Milton Keynes complex that will size you up and help with fit.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I appreciate the help guys.

The large footprint, would that really affect me? Do I need a wider board?

Also if so can anyone suggest any other boots that would suit me? I will try a range in Milton Keynes when I go next week.

Another thing with the aura is I've heard they go soft, is this a real problem?

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You do not need a wider board
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok thanks,so I've sorted binding and board which will be the factory or garage, now it just boots.

I read a review on thegoodride.com and it said the aura went soft over time, I will try and get a couple of hours in every two weeks, so the foot print doesn't matter as long as the over lap isn't bad but will it going soft affect it?
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You'll be fine if they fit fine. All in all you are getting a soft setup with those boards and bindings anyway. For indoor riding I can't imagine you need anything more.
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Given where you're using them is effectively a blue (or Green in North America) run, them going soft shouldnt be too much of an issue. Also bear in mind that you're fairly light you might prefer it when they get a bit softer.

Other feels free to correct me if you think the above is wrong.
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Ok, so I will try both the auras and thirtytwo lashed, the lashed seems like the better option at the moment.

I will possibly be riding something like the alps next year, will this be a suitable setup?
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