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Old 11-05-2009, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

My fiance and i have decided to take up snowboarding this winter. I have recently setup a private lesson at our local hill. I wanted to make sure this is something we will enjoy before i go out and spend money on some equipment. My question is, and i apologize if this gets asked a lot. I am 6' tall and weigh about 250lbs. I was wondering if anyone could give me a good idea as to what exactly i should be looking for. Every website seems to tell me a different size. Right now im looking to probably get a Burton to start out with. So any suggestions on boards would be great to. I would like to keep the cost under $600 for a board boots and bindings if possible. Thanks for all your help!
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Start with boots, get the best fit for boots you can find... regardless of brand (although 32 boots will not last, try to avoid if you can)

Why are you leaning towards Burton? You can get more for your money with other brands...
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dunno where you're getting that 32 boots don't last. mine have lasted all 40+ times i've ridden last season, and my friends' have lasted them 3+ seasons of riding the same amount of times per season.

to OP: get the best fitting boots, regardless of cost.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would be willing to try any brand, as long as its a good board. Like i said i want to get the best i can for around $600. What are your suggestions on size? Some websites say 163 others say 165. So im just not sure on that aspect of it. Or am i better of just finding a comfortable boot that i like and basing my board decision off of that?
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what size shoes do you wear, you may need a wide board.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I wear size 10.5
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you don't need a wide board and a 163 should be good.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Any suggestions on the brand of board i should go with?
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I'd expect to spend around 200 for a GOOD pair of boots. It is vitally important you do not go cheap on boots, they are probably the most important piece of gear when it comes to boarding. With cheap boots and boots that don't fit right your feet will be in absolute agony within an hour that you wont want to ever snowboard again.
I wouldn't honestly even start looking at boards until you have bought boots and know how much money you will have left. Or else you may not be able to get what you planned on getting without going way over budget...
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well my overall goal is to stay under $2,000 for both me and my fiance. That would include board, bindings, boots, pants & jacket. Do you think this would be a good goal? If so do you have any brands that you recommend more than others?
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