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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 05:34 PM
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New Boarder need help with board selection from the Vets

Hey guys, well I went boarding for the first time in Big Bear CA with a buddy of mine who has been boarding for a long time now. I can say I'm hooked since I always enjoy extreme sports. I been studying and looking at reviews and I know what I want pretty much and what I'm willing to do to learn more on it, my friend says I'm a natural on it and I do feel really comfortable on a board, I'm already tested my limits and want to go even further(I know probably a rookie mistake, but I always been in extreme sports). So here it is what I would like to get.

I enjoy riding switch, I like goofy or regular so I found out twin tip will be a good bet for me. I'm a small guy 5'7 130lbs 25 yrs old so I would like to have a small board 146-149 and a lightweight board. I love the fact that I was carving, switching and pulling out powder, but i also started to hit the ramps a bit and want to do more of it. I prefer manuverbility and ease turning. After all my reviews I read I came up with 3 boards.

-Burton Deuce
-K2 Believer
-Capita Stairmaster

What do you think will be the best bet through experinece? I like to go intermediate just because I know how I am and I won't put a board down unless I'm challenging myself and learning new things. If you have any other suggestions please let me know. I'm seriously willing to go out right now and pick a board and go back to the mountains since I have 3 weeks off from work.

And I realize Snowboarders are really good people, everyone was open and nice!! Thanks in advance for the feedback everybody.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 07:37 PM
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out of those I would go with the stairmaster
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Stairmaster or a Horrorscope... I love my Horrorscope. You can take it dam near anywhere and have a blast with it.

And the Capita line is full of really nice boards, for cheap.

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Wow thanks guys for the immediate feedback. I'm looking at them now!!
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 01:19 AM
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I also heard about the Burton Clash is to being a really good board for beginners. Do anyone have any feedback on that?
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You can pretty much bet on a low end Burton being a piece of shit....

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out of the three you picked, go with the stairmaster.. for a little bit more, you can get the horrorscope. Burtons have some ok boards, but they are ridiculously overpriced.. I owned a Burton twin a while back and it was fun. Most regulars here absolutely hate burtons with a passion. Other board brands to consider: Never Summer, LibTech/GNU, Capita
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I guess everyone keeps pointing at Capita for a reason. It's usually the Stairmeister or Horroscope. I think I'm going with the Horroscope if I can get a hold on one. Thanks for the look out guys on the burtons.

Any suggestions about Bindings? I was told to stay away from all plastic bindings and have some with metal parts for the life of the bindings, any suggestions there..

Everyone is really helping out this Newbie!!
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Flux Titans, are good, Rome 390's, Union Forces, Rome Targa's.
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