OK so, I'm going to go snowboarding for the second time in my life on December and I'm going again on February, so I went online to rent the equipment and I saw that I was going to spend something like 1,045$ for renting the board with the bindings and the boots. Then I went online and checked the most expensive equipment and noticed that the most I can spend on getting the best equipment is something between 1,200-1,300$, so I figured it would be best to buy the snowboard instead of renting it. Besides, I really love the sport and I think I'll be doing it once a year.
I've done some research already and I think I know what I'm buying, but I want to be 100% sure that what I'm getting is the right thing. Now, I want an All-Around board, because last time I went I did mostly freeride, but I also did some rails and some jumps, but I don't want to buy a freestyle-only board because I also enjoy riding with my family and friends.
Info About me:
- Boot Size:
10-11 (at least that's my sneaker size).
- As I said, I want an All-Around Board.
- I'm 16 years old, but I don't think my feet will get any bigger.
A lot! Just... shoot :P
OK, so my questions are the following:
Lenght of the Board. I was thinking something that is between my chin (1,54 m) and my mouth (1,58 m).
Width of the Board. I have no idea here. I read an article that says that your toes and heels should be about 0.5-1cm outside of the board, but that just sounds weird. I also read that wide boards are not very confortable, so I'm not sure I want to get one. My foot is 26cm long from heel to toes, but I also think you have to take in mind the angle you are going to put your bindings on. Anyway, I need you guys to tell me :P
I have in mind some boards and bindings, but I wanted to check with you guys first to see if I picked some good equipment or not, and to suggest me some brands I should check out too :P
- Custom X Wide
- Custom X
I think I'll buy the boots when I get to Vail, because I want to try them on instead of buying them over the internet.
That's all for now... I think :P