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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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You makes You better, the board does not.

I think people freak out to much on the forum about which board to get. You your self will make YOU better, by getting out there and riding. The board is a very important aspect to snowboarding, but its only a board, it isn't going to take you down the mountain and shred like Travis Rice. I believe that some gear will help you improve and progress, but hey, lets not get to picky.

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Hell yeah, I learned on a 1988 Kemper 163 with Sorrel Pac Boots


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And I learned on MT Hood
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yeah, your right. but the newbies come here and are over exited and want to jump in really bad (takes one to know one) =) because they are afriad of being posers, being held back, over-compensate for something; whatever rocks their boat! but we alls just need to understand that you can learn on a 2x4 with a pair of hiking boots nailed on and you can still become an awesome boarder!!! it takes commitment, not the to-have board of the season...

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the board will compliment your abilities, not create them!

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please excuse me if this made no sense- i got overly-exited

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I think people freak out to much on the forum about which board to get. You your self will make YOU better, by getting out there and riding. The board is a very important aspect to snowboarding, but its only a board, it isn't going to take you down the mountain and shred like Travis Rice. I believe that some gear will help you improve and progress, but hey, lets not get to picky.
contradicted yourself a bit

a shitty board could hold you back, a higher quality board and it's unique characteristics can/could make a rider better in a sense seeing that they are more comfortable.
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contradicted yourself a bit

a shitty board could hold you back, a higher quality board and it's unique characteristics can/could make a rider better in a sense seeing that they are more comfortable.
i definitely agree with this....needless to say, i am one of those people who will take 2 weeks of straight researching to choose between 3 boards and in the end it doesnt make that big of a difference haha
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contradicted yourself a bit

a shitty board could hold you back, a higher quality board and it's unique characteristics can/could make a rider better in a sense seeing that they are more comfortable.
I whole heartedly believe this. Although, getting a new board is always a nice thing too
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contradicted yourself a bit

a shitty board could hold you back, a higher quality board and it's unique characteristics can/could make a rider better in a sense seeing that they are more comfortable.
may have a little bit, but my point was that there is a difference between a piece of ply wood and a 200 dollar board, but i don't think buying a 500+ board is going to help your riding any, get what i am saying?

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I think that when you are really good that extra tech in the more expensive board could take your riding to the next level. But yes I believe you can learn on practically anything cheapish
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