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Old 12-17-2009, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My boy is 6 and he just took his first trip up over thanksgiving. He's a big dude, just turned 6 in Sept. and he is 4 ft 5" and 61 lbs. We rented and the shop gave him a 105. I thought it was a bit short for him (only came up to a bit below his chin), but more importantly that he was waay too heavy for that board. He rocked it nonetheless, fucking ground 360s randomly on his first day ever boarding!!! Anyway, I would like to get him a board that he can become familiar with, learn on and possibly have next season, or as a park board later (the third day of his lesson the instructor built a little jump and he was going off!)

Wondering what you would recommend in terms of size/brand/flex, etc. I was thinking a 110, I can live with it if I need to get him another board next season, it's just par for the course since he is so young and is just growing like a tree. He already has boots, so I'm looking not to spend more than $150-$200 on a setup for him for the season.

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Old 12-17-2009, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just remember it's his weight that decides the size not his height.

Best of luck to the little snowboarder dude! I wish my dad was into snowboarding when I was younger, even though I started when I was 10.
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I've got a used $40 Chopper 126cm and new set of UNION BINDINGS 09 Cadet Youth bindings


That's $150 before shipping. PM if interested
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Just remember it's his weight that decides the size not his height.

Best of luck to the little snowboarder dude! I wish my dad was into snowboarding when I was younger, even though I started when I was 10.
Thanks! Me too, I taught myself how to skate but no one was around to take me up to the mountains, got a late start boarding.

about the weight, I learned that and I asked the dude at the rental shop because he still put it up to him to measure. I also said how heavy my son is, but the guy said to try it out because it would be easier for him to maneuver.

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I've got a used $40 Chopper 126cm and new set of UNION BINDINGS 09 Cadet Youth
Hmmm. He's 61 lbs., I think that may be a little big, but I just don't know. I also don't want to hinder him in his learning and progression. I want to get him something that is not a total beginner board so he can learn on it, but don't wanna go too big or too stiff and set him back. I don't know enough about board sizing to make the right choice for him, but for sure that 105 was too small.

thoughts anyone?
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I agree, the burton chopper offered will be much too big. The chopper comes in smaller sizes as well, as low as 90 I believe. That could be a good option for him, since he has boots, any youth binding should be fine. Possibly the burton freestyle junior.

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Try to find a chopper with the easy rider base. That's money for learning.
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I agree, the burton chopper offered will be much too big. The chopper comes in smaller sizes as well, as low as 90 I believe. That could be a good option for him, since he has boots, any youth binding should be fine. Possibly the burton freestyle junior.
Thanks! I figured the bindings for him won't be as important as the board for right now..., I'll check out the freestyle and see if they have some past season blowouts somewhere.

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Sweet! I checked it out - sounds solid! Now the question is 110 or 115?
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If you check the burton website, the chopper sizing info shows that he could even ride a 120 (45-85lbs). In that case I would at least get him the 115, possibly a 120.
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