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Old 03-03-2009, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been reading up on the site and checking out some deals online trying to get my first board. I've only gone boarding 3 times so i want something easy to keep learning on but not so basic it wont be worth the money.

Flow Merc Wide Snowboard + Flite 1 Bindings 2009 : Snowboards | evo

I'm kind of leaning towards this but definitely could use some advice. Im 6'0" tall, weigh about 165 and wear a size 12.

Thanks for any tips
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could do worse, not great setup but for 100 bucks you wont get much better.

Should be adequate for learning, the only thing im questionable about is cheap flow bindings. I know their high end ones are good but i seem to remember a lot of problems with the lower end ones just falling apart...someone else will have to comment on that.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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K2 Anagram Wide Snowboard 2009 : Snowboards | evo

would something like this be a better option and worth the extra money, just buy bindings seperate? Also, with a size 12 boot is a wide board really necessary?
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If you can afford the price difference then yes, any K2 board will wipe a Lamar/LTD/Flow/Sims/Morrow board off the face of the planet.
As a new snowboarder dont forget the most important peice of gear, especially when learning is properly fitting and comfortable boots.
Dont buy boots online without having first tried the exact model and size in a store and walking around in them for awhile. If theres any tight spots or pinching, or the boots too big and you can move your feet/heels around in them while rocking back and forth on your toes dont buy them.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah don't cheap out on the boots, especially if you plan on make snowboarding a weekly thing.

Keep those feet happy, they'll return the favor.
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flow makes good boards, their bindings are overpriced
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