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Old 11-04-2007, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I am new here and I am looking to buy my first board. Unfortunately I have a budget of about $300-350. I am 5'9, 160lbs, size 11 or 12 (depending on the boot), and I ride regular. I am 22years old, and I go to big bear mountain in Southern California. Most of the time I just do a lot of cruising and I have been trying little jumps. I have been riding for about 8 or 9 years, but I only go once or twice a year, so I don't get much time to practice. I can hold my own, but sometimes I have to relearn a little bit since I only go a few times a year. Anyways, I have been looking at a world industries board and bindings, but I am not sure if they are any good. Obviously, I am open to other suggestions, but since my budget is kind of low, I am not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated and I am open to all suggestions at this point. I hope I covered everything, but if I forgot some important information please let me know. Thank you very much.

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Old 11-04-2007, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no world industry boards. or bindings(i didnt even know they made them).
but you can find alot better boards and bindings and boots for around $350.
check ebay. you can get a decent board for around $150-200. bindings -$70-100
boots $60-100. so you can come out even under $300 if you look hard enough.
sierrasnowboarding.com is selling some decent boards for under $200 right now.
and they got upgraded mission bindings for $80. and boots for like $50? but
you should try boots on before you buy them.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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no world industry boards. or bindings(i didnt even know they made them).
but you can find alot better boards and bindings and boots for around $350.
check ebay. you can get a decent board for around $150-200. bindings -$70-100
boots $60-100. so you can come out even under $300 if you look hard enough.
sierrasnowboarding.com is selling some decent boards for under $200 right now.
and they got upgraded mission bindings for $80. and boots for like $50? but
you should try boots on before you buy them.

Would you have any brands to recommend in my price range? I have a few in mind...Lamar, Palmer, Salomon, Lib. Are any of these good? Thanks for your help I appreciate it.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I also had one more question. I have searched other threads and noticed people concerned about board width. Since I am a size 11 or 12 do I need to be concerned? What will this do if I have a size 12 on a normal width board? Thanks
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I also had one more question. I have searched other threads and noticed people concerned about board width. Since I am a size 11 or 12 do I need to be concerned? What will this do if I have a size 12 on a normal width board? Thanks
This will affect you if you ride a narrow board with your bindings dialed in the zeros. If you dial your bindings at an angle (say duck stance or a race/carve stance) you've nothing to be concerned about. I wear a size 11 boot on a "normal" width board (around 24.8 waist width) with my front binding at +15 and my rear at -3 with no problems whatsoever.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yes i would recommend palmer, salomon, and lib tech. cause they arent
the biggest brand names out there, but they still make quality stuff.
burton of course is the biggest name in snowboarding so anything burton
on ebay should usually goes way up. i would also recommend ride, rome,
and forum. just keep looking around and you'll be about to find some
great deals. some sites i would recommend are "sierrasnowboarding.com"
and "actionvillage.com"
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I'm going to disrecommend actionvillage. I had trouble with them back in my paintball days. The snowboarding dept may be different than the PB dept, but I'm still skeptical about them.
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hm...I would avoid ebay at all costs and buy from a regular retailer (online or not) new before anything listed as "new" on Ebay. Try out some of the ones listed in the online retailers sticky at the top of the general board talk page.
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I'm going to disrecommend actionvillage. I had trouble with them back in my paintball days. The snowboarding dept may be different than the PB dept, but I'm still skeptical about them.
i see. that sucks. but when they had the super sale about 1 month ago,
wow i saved alot of money. things up to like 75% off. that was great.
but thats just for the snowboarding part. i have no idea how they work
with PB stuff. also ebay is a great way to buy cheap stuff, only if
you know what you're doing. make sure the seller has atleast 98-100%
positive feedback. read the feedback past customers have given them,
and always always ask tons of questions before buying. if they respond
quickly and kindly that tells you something.
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i see. that sucks. but when they had the super sale about 1 month ago,
wow i saved alot of money. things up to like 75% off. that was great.
but thats just for the snowboarding part. i have no idea how they work
with PB stuff. also ebay is a great way to buy cheap stuff, only if
you know what you're doing. make sure the seller has atleast 98-100%
positive feedback. read the feedback past customers have given them,
and always always ask tons of questions before buying. if they respond
quickly and kindly that tells you something.

How was their service? Did everything come quickly and in one peice? Maybe stuff has changed. They do have awesome deals, their service just killed me.
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