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Old 01-22-2010, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a lightly used snowboard without doing much research (the price was good).

It's a Salomon Lush 144cm with these bindings. How ever I just found it it is a womans snowboard and I am a male, 150lbs, and approximately 5'8".

I thought the graphics on it were pretty dope, so I just bought it..

At the resort I rented a 145cm cruiser board with 9.5 size boot and it felt fine. Will I have any problems using this board / bindings and fitting a 9.5 size boot? What's the difference between this and a mens board, besides the graphics?



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Old 01-23-2010, 09:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The only way you're going to know if the bindings will fit your boot will be to mount it.

All in all, you'll be able to ride it if you can mount your boots. The board will feel like a wet noodle under your weight, but given you're a complete noob, that may be a good thing.

You'll also want to center your boots on the board as the pic makes it look like there is a ton of heel overhang.
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granted i haven't been snowboarding much, but i am already doing big 180's and hitting rails.

thanks for the advice, i will center the boots
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granted i haven't been snowboarding much, but i am already doing big 180's and hitting rails.

thanks for the advice, i will center the boots

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granted i haven't been snowboarding much, but i am already doing big 180's and hitting rails.

thanks for the advice, i will center the boots
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granted i haven't been snowboarding much, but i am already doing big 180's and hitting rails.

thanks for the advice, i will center the boots
can you ride switch?
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get a life kid

i can ride switch, but when i land jumps switch i get very sloppy and unbalanced.

i've only been on a snowboard maybe 5 times but i'm picking it up pretty quickly.
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granted i haven't been snowboarding much, but i am already doing big 180's and hitting rails.

thanks for the advice, i will center the boots
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get a life kid

i can ride switch, but when i land jumps switch i get very sloppy and unbalanced.

i've only been on a snowboard maybe 5 times but i'm picking it up pretty quickly.
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Don't call it total BS just yet.


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get a life kid

i can ride switch, but when i land jumps switch i get very sloppy and unbalanced.

i've only been on a snowboard maybe 5 times but i'm picking it up pretty quickly.
I'm not much into giving advice, seeing as there are more qualified people on this board that can do so.
So I'm going to start with a simple question that might seem kinda off topic:
Have you any previous skateboard experience?
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