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Old 11-02-2014, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to snowboarding (went once last year, and stayed on the "lesson hill" the whole day). I'm 6'2", 245 lbs, 44 years old, and wear a size 13 shoe. I live in Philadelphia, PA, and will likely be riding on Blue Mountain or Jack Frost Big Boulder.

I plan to stay on the "groomers" for the time being, so no park riding.

Would the board at the link below be any good? I emailed the seller to ask about what size the bindings are.

Any idea what year the board is from? I couldn't find it on Nitro's web page.

Nitro Snowboard 164 cm with Bindings



Thanks!


Doug

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Looks like it's probably late 90s, early 2000s. It may be a little too cumbersome for learning, but it's also better than no board at all.


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If you're in PA hit up my old stomping grounds. Go to Mountain Creek in Vernon NJ or Camelback. I went to school up in East Stroudsburg so I've had a lot of fun riding those hills. As for the board, It might be a little too much for a beginner board. If I were your size I would probably want a board around 158W or 160W to start on. A smaller board is easier to manage and learn to link turns on. That board is probably 12 or 13 years old, you can probably get a newer board and bindings for around $150 that will suit you better than that. Message Wiredsports about it, they always have good package deals for begginers... Doug
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Is that Biggie Smalls as a kid in your avatar, highme? I think I saw that pic posted somewhere else, and that was what the caption said.

Mammoth Lifty, I should have mentioned Camelback, too. That's definitely a spot I intend to go.
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Are both of my responses actually from other people named, "Doug?" That's pretty funny, because that's my name!
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Are both of my responses actually from other people named, "Doug?" That's pretty funny, because that's my name!
Nope the names Trent. Just bustin' your balls for writing in a letter format...

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if that board is as old as the other 2 said then i would pass on it entirely. if you want to buy a used one you can get newer ones for cheap. newer boards are so much easier to ride and learn on than the older ones in my opinion. if you have enough money, places are selling last year's stuff for 30-40% off and they're brand new.
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Yes, that's Biggie as a small.


Spend $50 more for a much better riding experience
get this board --> http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/spo/4731096906.html
& these bindings --> http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/spo/4691398438.html

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6'2", 245 lbs, and wear a size 13 shoe....that nitro will be fine to learn on...probably better than an hybrid. idk...offer the guy $40-50...around here it would likely be a free or $20. More importantly is to get on the hill and do lessons.

or what highme...found
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Yes, that's Biggie as a small.


Spend $50 more for a much better riding experience
get this board --> snowboard
& these bindings --> Salomon snowboard bindings

Doug
highme, outa nowhere.

There you go, grab em.

Like pronto. That shit ain't gonna be around long.

I think that board is definitely too small & narrow

But....

It's a sweet enough deal that you should be able to trade that for something perfect & up tp date.

See how easy it is


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