Buying a Board for a beginner
Firstly, this is my first post to the forums. And thank you in advance for your responses. I need advice since none of my friends are winter/snow enthusiasts. We live in the midwest, not too many hills/mountains where we live therefore not too many opportunities to go out an carve some powder. Any whoo, this year I've decided to buy my own set up. Am on a strict budget since I want to get away with the least expensive board possible (ebay auctions tend to be able to allow one to get away with a steal).
Beginner experience level.
Weight fluctuates: 184-190 lbs
Snowboot size 10
Have hit the slopes 3-4 times.
Love to just cruise down to the bottom of the hill. Not looking to do jumps/rails in particular.
Torn between which board to get. Saw a few that caught my eye:
Atomic Kung Pow Freestyle $105 (158cm, 25.5cm wide at the center).
Salomon Loft Freeride $130 (160cm, 10.5" width at the center)
Any opinions about which way I should go freestyle of freeride and also opinions about the boards? Thanks!
Last edited by New2Snow; 12-16-2009 at 09:59 AM.
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