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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 10:43 PM
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HELP! Need a good setup for beginner

I am looking to get into snowboarding and do not know much about it, I need some advice on a good setup for a beginner (board, boots, bindings). I am 6'2" about 175lbs and 11.5 shoe size. I would like something that would be easy to learn on as well as something I can still use as my skills progress. Please help me out I do not want to get ripped off by some bro at the local shop, so any info would be appreciated. Thanks (By the way I have taken a few lessons and had a lot of fun)
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Is this a good setup for Beginner??

I am looking at this for my first setup: Let me know if this would be good.

Board: Ride Control 158cm
Bindings: Ride LX
Boots: Burton Moto
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2010 Burton Blunt, 2010 Ride EX, boots that fit

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I checked out the Burton Blunt and read some reviews about it, people were saying how it was a park board which is not really what I am looking to do would it still work for me as I am pretty new to snowboaring
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what kinda riding are u gonna do mostly?that will help people narrow down some boards suggestion for ya...
since u said no park board....do u want an all mountain board or stiff freeride board...
if u look thru some of the similar threads...u will see a lot of suggestion similar to ur situation
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I am looking at all mountain boards, or if anyone knows of any other good all around board for a beginner
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v-rocker, edge tech, beveled base, soft flex

what more do you want from a beginner board

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legallyillegal, I appreciate your help but I have no idea what v-rocker, edge tech, beveled base, soft flex, mean I am brand new to snowboarding and have only taken a couple lessons, but I am pretty sure a softer flex board is easier to ride right?? So if anyone could jut list a few boards that would be good to start out on and something that would last as my skills progress, I need help!!
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HELP! Need a good setup for beginner

I'm bored, so I thought id answer your question. I would suggest getting a set up from last season as you can save 30-50% off. You are getting the same product in most cases, with just different graphics. This way the local shop kid can't rip you off!

Here is some equipment suggestions for you:

Softer Boards (157 - 162 would probably be a good fit for your size):

K2 www
Ride Kink
Ride DH
Capita Stairmaster
Burton Dominant
Nitro Swindle
Forum Recon
Forum Youngblood
Rome Artifact
Rome Cheaptrick
DC PBJ

Boots:

DC Phase
DC Judge
Any Forum or Burton boot, as they are very similar are decent
Celcius boots are also decent

Bindings:

Ride Delta
Ride LS
Ride EX
Ride RX
Ride SPI
K2 Formula
Burton Cartel
Burton Freestyle
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I would also check here for good discounts on equipment:

Discount Snowboards, Discount Snowboard Bindings, Discount Snowboard Boots, Snowboard Sales, Burton Snowboard Sales

ebay always seems to be a good place to check out as well.

well thats just my opinion, take it or leave it.

and an answer to the above question...

v-rocker is a Burton Snowboards board shape technology, basically reversed camber, makes for a softer flex and easier to ride on rails and in powder. - check Burton's website for tech info. Every company has slightly different technologies. A softer, shorter board will be easier to learn to carve, and easier to flex and push around for you.

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jaaxnikols, thanks a lot for the info I really appreciate it hopefully I will find a good deal, thanks again
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