First and foremost, I'm 19 and never snowboarded. I am a competition fighter for Judo & Krav Maga and have excellent balance (essential in judo).
My cousin brought a place in New Zealand literally at the foot of a mountain (dont know the name, I'll repost when I find out again). Covered in snow throughout late autumn, all winter and most of spring. So now that I have somewhere to fly to for snow.. I thought why not do what I allways wanted to do? SNOWBOARD!
I'm heading to the snow for 2 days in a weeks time to get some newbie practice in =D I'll be visiting Aspen for 13 days in this coming december, then next year I'm planning to go to NZ for a few trips. I have no problem with hiring gear to start off with, but I dont want to have to adjust to new equipment every time, etc etc. I just like the idea of having my own gear and learning how to ride with it all =D
So I was wondering if you could help me find a good brand, good board for what I need?
I was thinking a technical fat board (if thats what they're called)
My problem is I'm a size US 14 and 15 in shoes.. so I've been told I need a fatboy board :S Forgive my terms.. I'm just saying what I've been told, haha.
Also, I have no idea as to boots either =S
So, honestly, ALL advice is very much appreciated!!!!
In terms of budget - I dont really have a limit, this gear will last me a while, and as long as I'm happy with it, its worth it =]
Pleeeease help me learn!! =D