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Old 12-13-2009, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 6' and 140-150 lbs. Been snowboarding about 5 times but picked it up really quick. My riding style is mostly just messing around on the mountain having a good time. I was looking into some old burton boards and even some cheap packages that cost around 400-450 for everything. Good/bad idea? If you guys have any experience on what I should do please let me know!
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thats a good price range for your first setup.
i started off on an 07 burton air.

get something that is mid flex...nothing to stiff nor noodley
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Not really sure what that means... More explanation maybe?
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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He means to get a board that's a bit flexible but not to stiff and not to soft. You can basically tell the flex by trying to bend the board. If it does really easily and bends a lot, it's considered noodley.
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Well besides that are there any other tips I could use. I still need a board.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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for your height and weight a 158-160 should be fine. a board too long will not give you as much control cuz u would need more weight behind it for maneuverability.

a small board is great for freestyle and tricks but will also compromise your stability when u want to go fast

a softer board will allow you to ride easier because it forgiving ( meaning that you can get away of not catching an edge and eating snow )
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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u can look into a burton custom or never summer sl-r
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Thank you for the advice
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I think that a 158 or 160 will be a little to large for you especially since you are a beginner. In case you didn't know board size is based on weight not height.
For a reference I weigh about 140 and I ride a 151 because I ride mostly park.
For you I would recommend something around 154 or 155 for an all mountain board.
The shorter board will be easier to manuever and control.
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The shorter board will be easier to manuever and control.
technically yes but only in the park and riding glades but not when u want to bomb trails
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