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Old 12-08-2009, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Noob looking for advice.

Ok, here's my stats. I'm 5'9'', weigh around 195 to 200 lbs, and wear a size 10 shoe. I have been doing a fair amount of research and I am thinking I want to get an all mountain board around 159 long. I have never snowboarded, but I have skied before. I want to spend as little as possible without getting junk. I am thinking about getting an 09 Forum Recon. It looks like a good beginner board and you can get one for 150 bucks.Forum Recon - Snowboards Reviews & Sale | or maybe this LTD quest Save on LTD Quest Snowboard 159 - Mens Snowboard Snowboarding Gear Equipment
I am looking at Burton Poacher boots Save on Burton Poacher Snowboard Boots Black/Black - Mens Snowboards Boot Snowboarding Gear Equipment I have no idea what I want for bindings.

I'm going to go try on some boots tomorrow and see what I like. It seems like the boots are one of the most important parts. Does it sound like I'm on the right track?
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah ur right about boots, it's definately one of the most important parts of your set-up. And it's definately best to go try them on because ur shoe size and boot size dont always correspond, i wear a size 9.5 shoe and a size 10.5 boot. Anyways, i only have experience with 2 boards so i dont think im really in a position to give u advice on ur board...
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I did a ton of reading and asking people questions. Probably too much because I got a little overloaded with information. Anyway, here's what I ended up ordering...

Rossignol Circuit 160
Flow Flite 2 bindings
32 Prion Boots

It came to $385 including shipping. I still need to get a bag, goggles, etc. I think I'm going to get some impact shorts. Anything else anyone recommends as far as tools, tune up kits, etc? Hopefully this will work out well for me to start. Thanks
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Burton Clash- board
Burton Custom Bindings
Ride Orion boots

you can get packages at places like Scheels or Sports Chalet.

the Clash is the basic beginners package for mens snowboarding
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well if you're gonna ride park you should detune your edges and give your board a fresh wax.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well if you're gonna ride park you should detune your edges and give your board a fresh wax.
I don't really plan on doing any park riding for a while.
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