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Old 07-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just joined this forum a few days ago after reading some of the advice, reviews, etc on here regarding equipment.

I've only been snowboarding on two trips. Once to Park City and once to South Tahoe. I'm going back to PC March 2015.

About me, before my first trip I've never skied on snow or water at all. However I picked it up very quickly and at Tahoe was keeping up pretty much with advanced friends.

I ski only free ride. Have no desire to do any tricks. I'm 49 do doubt I could. Btw the friends I kept up with are in their 20's

Decided as I'm hooked to buy my own gear so makes it easier to continue getting better, besides costs of rental everything.

I purchased the following from Evo and will get Monday as they were having their July sale.

157 Burton Superhero 2013
Burton Mission EST bindings

I'm not great at toe-Side do want to hone my skills with carving from heel to toe.

Will the above board be a good one for me?

Also been looking at boots: Ride Jackson Boa Coiler.

Thoughts?

Thanks

Jeff
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi

I just joined this forum a few days ago after reading some of the advice, reviews, etc on here regarding equipment.

I've only been snowboarding on two trips. Once to Park City and once to South Tahoe. I'm going back to PC March 2015.

About me, before my first trip I've never skied on snow or water at all. However I picked it up very quickly and at Tahoe was keeping up pretty much with advanced friends.

I ski only free ride. Have no desire to do any tricks. I'm 49 do doubt I could. Btw the friends I kept up with are in their 20's

Decided as I'm hooked to buy my own gear so makes it easier to continue getting better, besides costs of rental everything.

I purchased the following from Evo and will get Monday as they were having their July sale.

157 Burton Superhero 2013
Burton Mission EST bindings

I'm not great at toe-Side do want to hone my skills with carving from heel to toe.

Will the above board be a good one for me?

Also been looking at boots: Ride Jackson Boa Coiler.

Thoughts?

Thanks

Jeff
Sounds like a great beginner set up.

How much do you weigh?
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, seems like a good setup.
I find Ride boots very comfortable btw.

Tip: don't refer to skiing on a snowboard forum.
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Sounds like a great beginner set up.



How much do you weigh?

I'm around 180
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, seems like a good setup.

I find Ride boots very comfortable btw.



Tip: don't refer to skiing on a snowboard forum.

Lol good point. Was just trying to make a point I've done nothing on snow except walking on it before I tried snowboarding.

Not even surfing or skateboarding.
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Correction: I got the Burton Superhero 2014.
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Lol good point. Was just trying to make a point I've done nothing on snow except walking on it before I tried snowboarding....

^this^ One of the quickest way I can think of to get flamed around here! LOL!

Riding, boarding, sliding, slipping, shred, snowboarding, etc. etc..? All acceptable!

NEVER skiing!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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^this^ One of the quickest way I can think of to get flamed around here! LOL!



Riding, boarding, sliding, slipping, shred, snowboarding, etc. etc..? All acceptable!



NEVER skiing!!


I hear ya man. Point taken. Love boarding!!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Burton Missions: awesome, have a pair, ride them a ton.
Ride Jacksons: also awesome, wore them for a good 2 seasons before they fell apart (which, most will tell you, is a very long time for boots to last for someone who rides 40+ days a season)

Can't speak to the burton superhero but looks like you're set for hardware. Now...on to apparel...
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I'm around 180
157 is a good length for your first board, and maybe forever.

Make sure you get boots that fit, that is most important, and a helmet of course.
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