Noob looking for advice. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2009, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Seaway
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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 | SierraSnowboard.com 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?
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-09-2009, 08:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
jiggley wiggley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 86
Default

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...
__________________
[/SIGPIC]
jiggley wiggley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2009, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
Seaway
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

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
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 76
Default

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
kquan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 12:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 378
Default

Well if you're gonna ride park you should detune your edges and give your board a fresh wax.
iKimshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 12:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
Seaway
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iKimshi View Post
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.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums