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Old 08-10-2009, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all,

so im looking at this second hand board.. prob is im a noob, and for some reason i think the bindings are funny... is that normal (refer to red circles) cos to me it would seem like thats gonna dig in to the snow on toeside turns?? but then again i am a total noob so it might just be some normal part of the binding so if someone could explain to me why that is there that would be great!

this is the sellers description:
Original Sin 163cm WIDE Snowboard
with Rossingol Unit Bindings

It is a Freestyle board and very flexible with a wooden core - good for Freestyle and Parkride
It is also a WIDE board good for people with big feet ....
I originally bought this because of the flex and ease to do tricks.

Selling this cheap as I have got a new board
Buying this is cheaper that hiring a board for a weekend
Use it as a learning or thrash board


im about 188cm (6ft 2) tall.. weigh about 85kgs (185lbs)..
im a beginner.. do you think this is a good first board... its going cheap so im very interested in it.. i have about 5 days snowboarding experience, would you think this would be a good purchase?
and if someone could tell me what the deal is with those bindings that would be great!

EDIT: Sorry, just noticed they're called 'unit bindings'.. can i just step into these bindings with my boots (size 11) or are they some special sort of bindings like those step/click ins..?
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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those are the highbacks, they are just folded down. you undo the ratchets, and put that up. your boots rest against it and provide leverage which helps you turn.. perfectly normal.

thats a good beginner board, I know some people who still ride their o sin after many years. have fun. check to see if its a directional board, or if its a twin. just make sure you know

its a little long, so it will be a bit more difficult to learn, but it will still be fine
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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so it should be an ok board for me to grow into?

and with the bindings, can i just step in with my normal boots, there just some size 11 deeluxe snowboard boots..

thanks for your help mate!

also i havnt got a response from the buyer about whether or not the board is directional or not, but i assume that if its a twin it would be better for me?
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the bindings should be sized, the description doesnt say what size they are, but if I had to guess, since its a larger wide board, it should fit your 11's. If your still growing then yes, that board will fit you until you get about 245lbs. maybe bigger.

you dont really need a wide board with 11's, you should be ok with a regular board,

Twin is a board that has the exact same shape on either side, so it can be ridden in either direction. which is better for freestyle. directional could mean several things, but usually means the board has a taper from one end to the other. since your beginning I cant imagine you doing much advanced or intermediate switch riding. so the board looks like it will go down a hill well enough for you to learn
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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great, thanks for you help!

will let ya know how i go!
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the sale fell through.. the guy sold it to someone who was willing to pay more, so im now back on the hunt for a board...

you mentioned earlier a wide board isnt necessary?

this one is going fairly cheap:

162cm Snowboard and bindings for sale, great board and in good condition, waxed and ready to go.. $200 ono.

it says its a nitro storm board.. it looks like there saloman bindings..

even if it isnt a wide board, could i be comfortable i wont get any overhang with my size 11 boots?

btw, your assistance so far has been invaluable!
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that board looks a little old for the price, i would look around for a better deal.
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i think that board is too big for you, and will be more difficult to learn on. i also think its a little overpriced.

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Old 08-14-2009, 09:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ive used a 160 wide in the past and found it ok, so i feel i should be ok on this one, also i want something i can kinda grow into a bit,

btw, thats $200 aussie.. im from melbourne.. so its pretty cheap for what we pay for second hand boards, though from what i know its fairly entry level gear
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I would get something smaller if you are still in a learning curve. Based on your stats like 156-159 IMO...
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