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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 10:17 PM
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Looking to buy first snowboard

I've gone snowboarding 3 times now and I'm hooked. At the end of this season I might take advantage of the sales/clearances and buy myself a snowboard. I'm 140 lbs. 5' 10". I plan to just mess around on the slopes and hit the terrain once in a while. Before I buy anything I'd like to know if this would this be a good set up for me:

Ride Control Snowboard 155cm
Burton Ruler Boots
Burton Custom Bindings

I'm aware that the mounting disks might not be compatible with the board, but I can probably change those.
If this isn't good please give me some suggestions around $500 or less.
Thanks in advance for the help
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WE are same hieght and weight. I will not buy anything main stream burton as a beginner. Here is my set up

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/bin...tml#post225517
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Thanks for the advice about Burton. I don't think the shops around me sell much for Solomon or Rosignol as far as snowboarding goes. For bindings, I've changed my mind to the Ride RX's. They would probably be more compatible with the board anyway. As for boots, I kind of like the Boa system and I'm looking at the Ride Jackson Boa Coiler boots.
Thanks again for the help.
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Why not put some Ride EX bindings on

EX Snowboard Bindings | Foundation | Ride Snowboards

...or RX

maybe even SPi's

missed that one


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My man just got the Ride NRC bindings(2 days of being on the mountain

Ride NRC Snowboard Bindings 2009 : Snowboard Bindings | evo outlet

We both are of the opinion Go Big or Go Home when it comes to equipment.
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So I take it my setup choice is decent, nothing's gonna fall appart the first time I try it?
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Thanks for the advice about Burton. I don't think the shops around me sell much for Solomon or Rosignol as far as snowboarding goes. For bindings, I've changed my mind to the Ride RX's. They would probably be more compatible with the board anyway. As for boots, I kind of like the Boa system and I'm looking at the Ride Jackson Boa Coiler boots.
Thanks again for the help.
The BOA system seemed to be a joke yesterday, i had to continually tighten them down. I ordered a quick pull system, which i will receive next week, but i will be getting laced boots next time around. No need for the gimmicks
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The BOA system seemed to be a joke yesterday, i had to continually tighten them down. I ordered a quick pull system, which i will receive next week, but i will be getting laced boots next time around. No need for the gimmicks
Then you either weren't doing it right, or the system was broke. Were you on a rental boot?

The BOA is a tried system, and it does work. It's that simple...

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Then you either weren't doing it right, or the system was broke. Were you on a rental boot?

The BOA is a tried system, and it does work. It's that simple...
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