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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 04:38 PM
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Hey guys, sorry for another obligatory "I'm buying gear" thread, but here it is.

I'm 22, 5'8", size 9.5 shoe, and around 150 pounds. I ride mostly mountains in New Hampshire and Vermont. Right now I'm somewhat amateurish, but looking to buy gear I can grow into, if that makes sense. I snowboarded a few times back when I was 18, mostly renting boards that I can no longer remember. I think I was renting boards around a 150 or thereabouts. I've gone a couple times this year and really got excited about getting back into it. I borrowed a Burton 155 board with Burton boots and bindings, (You'll have to forgive me, I really don't remember which ones) and felt pretty comfortable in this combination. I was doing mostly free riding, and will probably stick to it with the occasional jump or rail or whatever. So I've done my research, and I think I've settled on the Arbor Formula board with Rome Targa bindings. For boots, I'm going to go ahead and buy those in person so I can try them on before I commit to something that's could be potentially wrong for my foot. So my concerns are: Do my selection in Board and binding match me? And also, what size binding will fit my boot? The boots I borrowed were size 10, and I felt a *little* cramped with a regular cotton sock, but it wasn't that bad at all. So I think I'll end up with a size 10 boot, give or take.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 02:00 PM
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I am pretty much in the exact position as you. Just order the Arbor Formula from EMS for $170.00 shipped. Only difference is my shoe size - I am wear a 9.

I picked up the 158 Formula, M/L Union Cadet bindings, and K2 Raider Koa boots.
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 02:10 PM
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your boots tend to pack out, so buy .5 size too small is usually perfect. most boots tend to pack out a half size within 3 days or so, ive heard of 32s packing out a full size or more..

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 04:54 PM
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I ended up buying a Never Summer Premier 154 and Rome bindings. 14 months ago. Strange it gets a response now?
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 05:41 PM
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my bad...didn't even notice the date on your post.

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