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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 02:59 PM
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New here - what is good equipment?

Well, I'm an amateur snowboarder.. I've been riding for about 3 years now, go maybe twice to three times a year. And, to be honest, I think I've got a good skill for snowboarding. I truly love it and I think the rental boards are holding me back, I've been getting better every time I go. I am getting a board and all my gear for my birthday (august 7, I'll be 16) so I need some opinions quick. I don't want to completely blow a lot of money, but I'd like good gear, for a good price.. (I already have goggles/clothes)

So, let me hear your opinions on boards, boots, and bindings.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Weight: 155
Boot size:11
Riding style (do you like to charge steeps? Spin 7's/9's, ride groomers?)goofy
Age (are you still growing and puttin on weight?)16, a little height, not much weight
budget (if you have one)under 1000
Your location of riding basic courses, no extreme mountain shit

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hi. use the damn search function. read the stickys.

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Hi! No, thank you.
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Spend your $ on GOOD boots that fit and feel comfortable and bindings as well...You'll be much happier this way!

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Spend your $ on GOOD boots that fit and feel comfortable and bindings as well...You'll be much happier this way!
agreed, you don't really need an expensive board at first, especially since you are still learning, but go all out on the boots and bindings, it might help, plus its easier to learn when you are comfortable and warm in your nice boots and you are getting the response out of your bindings you need. Once you have trashed your first board, then go out and get something nicer. But if you are still only going to ride 2-3 times a season, that board might last you a while.

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Yup get good boots, your looking at spending a minimum of 200-250 if buying MSRP for a decent set of boots.

You cant really give opinions too much for boots, they are too personal. What fits one person like a glove wont fit the same for someone with the same size foot...some people have long toes, high arches, pointy ankles...all of this comes into play when finding a comfortable boot...only way to know whats comfortable is to try a lot of boots on from all manufacturers....

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okay, well so far I'll get good boots and bindings, and an OKAY board! thanks all!

any reccomendations for boots/bindings and an okay board? brand names? thanks
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M3, burton, Limited. any of those are awesome.. look at Kmart, or walmart

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M3, burton, Limited. any of those are awesome.. look at Kmart, or walmart
alright thanks, I've checked out burton already, just got back from nyc and they have a huge shop of it.. i'll look at m3 and limited.
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You're supposed to say what kind of riding you do, not whether you're goofy or regular. That has nothing to do with the board.
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