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Old 11-06-2007, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default NOOB POST Need Board and Bindings for under $200

I'm new to snowboarding, but I have gone once before. I was able to pick it up pretty quick and really like it. I'm going this year, and decided with a $175 rental fee, I might as well buy one.

I'm 160 pounds 5'10" tall and wear about 9.5-10 shoes (don't remember boot). I ride facing left, and I think freeride would be better for me since I only would go at most once a year.

Also, could your recommend me a good cheap helmet and boots. Hopefully I can find someplace to try them on in Oklahoma City. I already own goggles and pants. I like to keep the total cost for this stuff under $300 if possible. Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Honestly, it's going to be VERY difficult to find all that stuff for under $300. If you're only going once a year, then you should just rent. $175 rental fee? Are you sure that's not for the whole season? If you rent once a year that fee should be around $30.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$200 is £100!!!???

you ain't gonna find much outside of Walmart or eBay!

you get what you pay for and frankly, a cheap helmet will just give you a false sense of security!
(unless you value your brain to be quite worthless of course...? )
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you are sure that you can't spend more check out some retailers like the-house.com and buysnow.com along with sierrasnowboard.com. Spend you money 1st on a pair of boots, then on board, then bindings imo. Hope this helps you out, and good luck!
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Would something like this not be any good?
Head CONCEPT 162 Snowboard+Bindings 2 Year Warranty NEW - (eBay item 150179592068 end time Nov-08-07 19:30:00 PST)


Then pick up a pair of boots and helmet in town for however much decent ones would be.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Head Concept board I have heard is a pretty great board. At 162 it might be a bit big for you though...
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow...for that price I would almost just do the BuyItNow for $140!
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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MPDsnowman recommends the board regularly. He got it for his son, and evidentally it's a great board. That seems like a really good deal, but I think a 162 is going to be big for you.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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what's a good size? I read somewhere that 160 pounds is like 161 or something.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm going to say 157ish... not positive, but I think that would be better.

Edit - Refer to the post below mine. She knows her stuff <3
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