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Old 02-11-2010, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I have a trip coming up March 4th-8th. Want to have a board by then. After reading various forumss, review and articles. I'm 95% sure I want a Burton Joystick. I think it will be a great all-around board for my beginner to intermediate stage. Right now about the best I can find them for is about 40-50 bucks under retail. I've seen a few smaller boards go cheap but I'm 5'11" 170lbs and a size 11 foot so I know I need at least a 158.

Since I'm new to the scene my question is when do all the end of season sales start? Do you think if I wait a couple week I will be able to find it cheaper? What are some good sites to look for? Also any comments on my board choice, it was between this and the 2010 Hero, but I've the hero is too soft everywhere but the park. ....and yes I'm aware of the binding requirements. Thanks JP

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Old 02-11-2010, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sierra Snowboard's 30% sale for Burton starts tomorrow (12AM PT? not sure). They have the sizes you need

Sale info: snowboard community forums - President's Weekend Preparation Sale - Page 1
Joystick: Burton Joystick - Snowboards Reviews & Sale | SierraSnowboard.com
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Holy Hell. Thanks man!!!
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If you are a beginner/intermediate I would shy away from reverse camber for awhile.
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If you are a beginner/intermediate I would shy away from reverse camber for awhile.

Really? I've heard it both ways. A lot of people tell me that rocker is newb friendly and a few have said go camber. Can you tell me why. Thanks
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Regular cambered boards make you ride
Rocker boards ride you
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Hi guys, i am a beginner. I am 5'9", 182 lbs, size boot - 10/11. I want to buy a good snowboard and bindings, but dont know much about this. Could you help me, - what size of board do i need, what size of bindings too. And want to hear professional opinion what types of these things are the best related to price and quality. i have heard a lot about BURTON, but dont know difference between these board series (Burton Custom, Custom X, T). What are they used for. What is the best and why. the same about Bindings ( P1 , P1.1, Cartel ,triad).

And what about other makers (K2, Salomon,Nitro, Rossignol etc.)

I hope you help me. Thank You in advance!!!
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Regular cambered boards make you ride
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I am not a big fan of that statement.

My opinion is that Regular camber will usually help teach better form for a beginner but reverse camber will usually let a beginner have fun faster.
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I am not a big fan of that statement.

My opinion is that Regular camber will usually help teach better form for a beginner but reverse camber will usually let a beginner have fun faster.
This pretty much sums up what I've read from most experts. It's kinda like the whole 26 vs 29 debate in mt bikes. That's pretty much why I want the rocker. Just something that will be fun, easy to ride and will last me my first 2-3 seasons and then I can see where new board tech is at that time and upgrade.

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Hi guys, i am a beginner. I am 5'9", 182 lbs, size boot - 10/11. I want to buy a good snowboard and bindings, but dont know much about this. Could you help me, - what size of board do i need, what size of bindings too. And want to hear professional opinion what types of these things are the best related to price and quality. i have heard a lot about BURTON, but dont know difference between these board series (Burton Custom, Custom X, T). What are they used for. What is the best and why. the same about Bindings ( P1 , P1.1, Cartel ,triad).

And what about other makers (K2, Salomon,Nitro, Rossignol etc.)

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