Help a new snowboarder please *Updated*
Sorry guys, I can see that this forum is full of these posts...But I have some questions that I couldn't answer by searching.
I'm an old skiier, did it for 10 years or more (currently 25 so still in good shape) and was pretty good. I had to quit for a few years when I was living in the snowless south, but I'm back up North now and I'm going to spend quite a bit of time on the hills this year. I decided to buy a snowboard and learn to ride properly, I don't feel like beating the hell out of my knees anymore on skiis.
I ordered a K2 Select Wide 165, with K2 Indy bindings. I paid $399 shipped, how did I do? My friend told me to get a quality board, probably wide because I wear a size 12.5 shoe, and at least 160 in length. Did I get the right board? I'm 6' tall, 230lbs, wear a size 12.5 shoe, and plan on doing a lot of carving and riding, staying the hell out of moguls (spelling?), trees, and the park. I hurt myself plenty while skiing going off huge jumps and blazing through moguls and I just want to relax and ride.
I'm going to take a lesson the first day on the hill, and plan on spending a lot of time there this year. I have two weeks of vacation time that I'll spend snowboarding this year, I can't wait.
Oh...When I get this board, I'm assuming that I'll have to install the bindings myself. Any links to a guide foor doing this, or is it pretty straightforward? I'm pretty mechanically proficient, I do all of my own automotive maintenance and gunsmithing.
Also, what do you guys recomend for snow pants and boots? I'm clueless in this department, and money is an issue right now (but I'll pay whatever it takes to get the right gear the first time).
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
Last edited by 357Wheelgunner; 12-10-2007 at 08:02 PM.