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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2015, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Should I get a beginners board or keep my "intermediate" board?

On a whim I got an Atomic Alibi a while back at a ski/board swap (completely new setup for not much money). During that first year I took some lessons and went out on my own, but school and life got in the way and I really didn't ride much. I was able to link turns and stop pretty decently but wasn't doing much more than rocking the bunny hills. I'm pumped for this winter because I have the time and money to spend my nights and weekends at the surrounding mountains, so I've been reading/watching just about everything I can about snowboarding which lead me to read up on the board that I planned on using (the Atomic Alibi mentioned above). Most review sites seemed to talk about it as an Intermediate/Advanced board that wasn't particularly forgiving to beginners.


My big question is whether I should get a more forgiving used board like a Burton Clash (or something of that ilk), or if I should keep with what I've got? I don't want to be a newbie who blames his gear for his own shortcomings, but I don't really have anything to compare the "feel" of my board to.
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Keep what you got. I started on an intermediate board after rental because I didn't want to outgrow a beginner board in a season. Just put more time on it and work on mechanics.
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Get a board you will grow into, not out of. Then go from there.

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I think its only considered a more advanced board due to its cambered and not rocker. All that means is you have to commit more to one edge or the other. Wishy washy means you go down.
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