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Old 08-01-2009, 01:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I''m about to buy my first snowboard soon, maybe?

I noticied there are 50% off deals everywhere, when do these deals end?

I have around 1K to spend overall, I''m not shy on price, but I still do want to get the most for my $.

I would prefer a board for an advanced rider despite not being advanced one myself, so I can grow into it, improve and not have to switch to another board. unless there is a good reason for not doing this, I would prefer it.

I''m looking at a Burton Custom X ICS, but I''m sure there are better brands/choices out there? Anyone have any suggestsions for boots/bindings/boards?

I mostly see myself doing high speed carves, but might want to go on the half pipe eventually, but mostly speeding down groomed/powder carving at speed/good g-frorces.

Copy and pasted this from another forum I'm on (got no help there, no replies)

I'm also looking at the Never Summer Titan X

What manufacturer do you guys recommend?
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Never Summer is a great manufacturer. You'll be hard pressed to find anyone say much negative about them. The Titan X is a wide board, do you need a wide board?
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oops, I just put in X there, LOL.

I might need a wide board actually, I wear size 11 shoes, I'm not sure, I'm planning to zero in on the exact board I want then going to a local snowboard specialty shop and getting measured/buying there OR getting measured but buying it online =D

(or can I skip this measuring process and just do it myself?)
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Everyone and every boot is different but most people don't need wides until 12+. I wear an 11 and ride normal width boards from waist width's of 24.3X-25.3X with a 22 15/-15 for reference.
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Oops, I just put in X there, LOL.

I might need a wide board actually, I wear size 11 shoes, I'm not sure, I'm planning to zero in on the exact board I want then going to a local snowboard specialty shop and getting measured/buying there OR getting measured but buying it online =D

(or can I skip this measuring process and just do it myself?)
Even though you can get it cheaper online, consider going into a smaller board shop, benefit from their knowledge and support them. The one thing they hate (and I can understand why) is when someone comes in, talks to them for an hour, says they'll think about it, and then goes and buys it online. The guys at my local board shop are not only very knowledgable and willing to share that knowledge, but they're alos just very nice guys that love to shred.

for $1000 you can get a good setup. good luck and have fun!
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The Titan might be a little scary for a first board
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm only buying it online if they don't have the selection I want/I realized it's better priced online.

I'm probably going to tell them upfront before they waste their time on me (haha)

My current skill level is dynamic skidded turns (switching clearly to downhill edge where I risk catching) on blues/blacks (dam it's scary on some blacks, lol, switching to downhill edge)

why would a titan be scary?
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That's what I was thinking. Either the Heritage or the Legacy.

Also, another thing to keep in mind is that a lot of people consider most NS boards to be "mid-wide" boards anyway as they tend to run a bit wider relative to length compared to other boards. Since you're an 11, you're kind of in between a regular board and a wide board anyway, NS could be a great option for you.
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whoa.. ns heritage doesn't seem bad, and I reckon it's a cheaper than the titan (didn't check prices yet)

What is the difference between these two? On the NS website, i noticed the heritage was a bit off from the titan in terms of the "big mountain" category, big mountain is, powder? fresh snow? or do they mean the ability for the board to hold it's edge under g forces?
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