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need intermediate snowboarding gear

hi all, first time posting here, created an account just get advice from you guys. I have been snowboarding for a few years, all mountain style, never had my own board was either rental or borrow random board from family or friends.
I'm around 6" 3 and 78kg, shoe size is 11.5, lives in Vancouver. I'm not brand specific but I want to have my own snowboarding gear that would last awhile.
thanks in advance.
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What do you like to ride? Park? Side hits? Trees? Groomer zoomers? All of the above? At your home mountain, describe the terrain and snow conditions. Powdery? Slushy? Icy?
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mostly groom, sometimes trees rarely park & snow condition mostly powder
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Start with your boots, then bindings/board. Make sure you really are a 11.5, most people size up because their foots are too wide. I was going to get size 12 boots till I measured my feet and found out I was 10.5 EEE, go visit the boots section of this forum and follow instructions there. Once you get your size, you can figure out what bindings/board you're going to get.

And try to narrowing down a couple boards and then ask for advice, i.e. should I get this NS proto, Burton flight attendant, lib tech travis rice etc... Give a example of your riding style. i.e. I like to go real fast and make me a left. I like carving, buttering and switch. I like to jump natural features. I like carving but I'm just really skidding around... etc.

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Great advice about getting your boots and bindings sorted first. Those will dictate board and more specifically board width. Depending on boot brand, you will be looking for something mid-wide or wide. A shop can help you out with that because boot drag is no bueno.

I could give you a big list of things to consider regarding twin vs directional, camber vs other profiles etc, but I would suggest looking at what folks who shred at your local mountain ride. For example, I live in Western Washington (Alpental, Stevens, Baker, etc) and folks who know what's up for all mountain riding are either on directional pow-friendly sticks (Burton Fish, Jones Hovercraft, etc) or twin(ish) hybrid camber boards (Lib/Gnu decks, Never Summers, Burton Flying V, Nitro Team Gullwing etc) depending on how much they like spinning and riding switch.

Go check out the folks who ride like you or like how you want to, and pick a similar style board.
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hi all, first time posting here, created an account just get advice from you guys. I have been snowboarding for a few years, all mountain style, never had my own board was either rental or borrow random board from family or friends.
I'm around 6" 3 and 78kg, shoe size is 11.5, lives in Vancouver. I'm not brand specific but I want to have my own snowboarding gear that would last awhile.
thanks in advance.
Hi DXH,

STOKED that you are getting your first kit. Shoe size is significantly different than snowboard boot size.

To get this right for you (the first time ) it will be best if we could get a barefoot measurement. That will be used both for determining the correct board width and boot size.

Please measure your foot using this method:

Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).


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hi all, first time posting here, created an account just get advice from you guys. I have been snowboarding for a few years, all mountain style, never had my own board was either rental or borrow random board from family or friends.
I'm around 6" 3 and 78kg, shoe size is 11.5, lives in Vancouver. I'm not brand specific but I want to have my own snowboarding gear that would last awhile.
thanks in advance.
I can prolly hook you up?

I have a few boards & I'm in maple ridge, so kinda close to van.

I go to Cypress lots too, so I can meet you somewhere too.


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