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Old 08-04-2014, 08:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys
I'm heading over Europe for 6 weeks and plan on doing 4weeks worth of snowboarding so I'm leaning more towards buying a board ect than renting.
Just after some opinions on what boards and styles ect I should go for
I'm a intermediate to advance wakeboarder doing all base inverts 360s ect and I pick up sports quickly.
I've never snowboarded but I don't think I will be a beginner for long.
Was thinking I should go for a intermediate or intermediate to advanced board
I'm 5'9" 165lb my foot is 27cm normally 9.5-10us
Budget under $1000 for board bindings and boots
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Oh boy!!! This should be good! Better than cable!
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Haha come on now
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Find a used board or one on sale. You probably have no idea what you want in a board yet, if you know three characteristics you think you'll like we can guide you.
Get a middle of the road binding, cartels, phantoms, contact pros, etc, unless you for some reason know yoy want stiff or soft.
For boots buy them first and at a store try on a ton of sizes added models
Figure out budget based on leftover money once you buy your boots
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We'll I'd say I will mostly be aiming for hitting jumps and rails, boxes ect with a bit of everything mixed in
I've been looking at all mountain boards with mid flex around 155cm
And been looking at 2014 boards ect that are on sale


My biggest issue is what camber style should I go for and when the board company's say intermediate and advanced what's the difference

I know with wakeboards my pro model board is much skatier and harder to carv and has a lot mor pop than beginner boards is it similar thing
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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... and when the board company's say intermediate and advanced what's the difference
"advanced" boards are usually more specialized. they will be better at some things but less good at other things. it just means they are intended for people that know what they want (i.e. not you ).

beginners usually start on stiff-ish camber boards because they will give you enough feedback to understand what's going on. then you can move on something more forgiving (softer and some kind of rocker or lifted edges) to help you progress (note that I'm only talking about freestyle here). advanced riders might then go back to something stiffer for more control.

some might suggest to skip the first step and get a forgiving board right away. IMO it makes it harder to learn and you'll end up with some nasty habits that will eat you up in the long run.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...g-between.html


Although wakeboarding is a different animal it sounds like you at least have some perspective on turn initiation. There are many other factors involved in a boards performance but in regards to camber profile more rocker=easier turning, harder to catch an edge, more of a skateboard feel. More camber=more stability, better edge hold, better carving ability and more pop. This of course is a bit of a generalization and with the different hybrid profiles available it comes down to personal preference. I'd say you're on the right track looking for a mid flex all mt freestyle board though. My preference is skewed toward camber but a few boards that would be a good fit for a beginner/intermediate and still provide plenty of opportunity to advance on would be: Yes Basic, DC Ply, Burton Process. If you like that "skatier" feeling then look to a board with rocker between your feet.
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sound like you would bea natural NoBoarder
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This one is easy. Salomon Sabotage Snowboard 2014 | evo 156cm + Burton Mission Snowboard Bindings 2014 | evo and you are left with million for your confy boots.
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sound like you would bea natural NoBoarder
…You crack me the fuck up!!! :rotfl:






Of course,.. You could actually be right about that!
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