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Old 10-16-2007, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been skiing for a few years now, want to start boarding. I have tried snowboarding and did fall all over the place, but I tihnk I can learn it. I am 19, about 200lbs, 6' tall, wear a shoe size 11. I just bought my season pass at Greek Peak(in Cortland,Ny). They have groomed trails, an alright terrain park and a few un-groomed trails. I mainly like to ski un-groomed trails and just ride the whole mountain. I was thinking of buying a board off the-house.com and can't decide between the 5150 DLR or the Nitro Target. I was thinking like a 161cm board or something since I weigh a little bit more.

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-Nitro Target Redline 161cm Snowboard
-Sims Optic Snowboard Bindings Black/White
-32 - Thirty Two Prion Snowboard Boots Black
-Bakoda Can Trac Stomp

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-5150 Dealer 157cm Snowboard
With probably the same bindings and boots above.

I am looking to spend about $350 Give or take $50 or so. What do you guys think would be best for me? I hear Nitro boards are stiff and could be hard to learn on. As far as bindings and boots I am really unsure of what is good or bad. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How much are you really looking to spend??? You may be able to do better. Also, don't buy boots online until you try them on first. This is the most important part of the snowboard equation...even more important than your board and bindings. You may want to look into the 32 Lashed boot also
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try the boots on...the Nitro is going to be a better choice as well, since it uses better quality parts, which will allow you to progress more before you have to upgrade the parts.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Alright I think I will go with the Nitro. 161 ok for me? I will buy my board and bindings online, and get my boots at a shop. What kind of bindings are good? I want to spend about $70 on bindings. Boots I will go to about $100. I would really like to keep things under $400 all together.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't cheap out on the boots. That's the biggest mistake anyone can, and will make.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How about these boots:
Save up to 50% on 32 - Thirty Two Timba Snowboard Boots Brown/Camo - Mens Snowboards Boot Snowboarding Gear Equipment
Thirty Two Timba Snowboard Boots Brown/Camo
Those are pimp. Are DC boots good?
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The timbas are pretty soft... I'm telling you check out the Lashed, they offer the best all around performance for you $ from 32, and they come in all sorts of colors to match the rest of your gear if your so inclined. The feel like skate sneakers when you get them on your feet
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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DC boots are good but they didn't fit me very well. I felt the toebox was a bit too narrow for my foot. Everyone is different though so try them on before you buy. Also you can't just try on one type from a company and expect a different model to feel the same. Each is made differently and has a different feel
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Bindings:
Burton Binding Burton Mission LTD

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For a board you can get an Atomic.

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Old 10-17-2007, 12:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Bindings:
Burton Binding Burton Mission LTD

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Board:

2008 Atomic Hatchet 159cm BRAND NEW! - (eBay item 190162095674 end time Oct-21-07 12:33:08 PDT)
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