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Old 12-23-2009, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I'm brand new to snowboarding and dunno much about it. I really want to get a board but I'm not sure exactly what I want. I went snowboarding yesterday and I rented one and it was okay, but about midday my left leg was starting to hurt and I couldnt ride regular on it. Maybe the binding wasn't set right for me??

Anyways, I'm 5'9" 155 lb, and my shoe size is about a 9. So what kind of board should I be looking at?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on what type of riding you'll be doing. What kind of riding do you think you're going to be spending the most time on?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What sort of riding are you planning on doing?

You should be looking at aound a 153-155. Shorter if you are riding hills, longer if you are riding mountains.

My list of beginner boards...
Never Summer Circuit R
Rome Artifact 85
Capita Stairmaster
Gnu CHB (now called Carbon Credit)

The Never Summer SL-R is the best all mountain board I have been on... Ever.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm thinkin just freeriding. is that what your asking?
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Check some of thes out for All MTN/Freeride

The NS has a 3yr Warranty
Smokin' 3yr Warranty
Venture 2yr Warranty
Arbor 2yr Warranty

NS Legacy-R
NS Heritage
ARBOR Element
ARBOR Wasteland
Venture Zephyr
Smokin' KT-22
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Nidecker Legacy
Nidecker Prime

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Old 12-23-2009, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't want to steal the thread but just out of curiosity, what makes a beginner board a beginner board? Is it just the flex?
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Usually yes...and typically shorter by a bit..

What board you get really depends on how much money you want to spend lol...

You can just assume your going to spend atleast 150-200 on a new pair of quality boots. And a minimum of 100 on bindings.

From there give us an idea of your budget and we can get you some board names..people can list Burton Vapors and Never Summer/Arbor boards all day long because they are great. But if your not spending 400-500 on a board alone then it does you no good
'09 151 Never Summer SL-R
'10 K2 T1 DB Bots
'09 Burton Cartel Bindings

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Old 12-24-2009, 03:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd be willing to spend 200-300 on a board. thanks for the help so far
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd also say an all-mountain board to start on. If you want to get into park, wait until you can link turns.
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