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Old 02-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im planning on buying my own board soon but dont know what type of snowboard to get(ex freeride). i do snow parks whenever i can. i was planning on investing on a burton board and if you have any suggestions for bindings that would be great.

i am 5'6, 125 lb
price range is up to 700 dollars
size 9 shoe

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Old 02-15-2010, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bump for my mate.

We ride around the laurentians, most of the time.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the most important thing to think about when buying a board is what you want to ride. unless you know that it will be very hard to find an appropriate board for you. dont "plan" on buying a certain brand (Burton) just because they are popular. oyu can find many options that are better and less expensve than anything Burton.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How much experience do you have with snowboarding?
Do you see yourself as spending most of the time in the park? Or do you plan on mainly cruising groomers? Do you secretly have ambitions for powder days?

You might end up getting a Burton, but I would also suggest looking at other brands as well (ex: Ride, K2, Rome, NeverSummer, Lib-Tech, and GNU seem to be popular).

Edit: You'll want to try on boots in person. Expect to spend a lot of money on them as they're the most important part of your equipment. Also, fit>anything else. If they don't fit well, don't get.



By the way, you'll be getting a helmet as well.

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Old 02-15-2010, 10:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll answer for him, since he has dialup.
He's got about 2 years experience, most likely riding groomers most of the time, with occasional park.
And I think he was hoping for specific models.

I already sold him boots, and he has a helemt.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For 700 board and bindings should be no issue. Burton does make some good stuff but keep open to others like bataleon, never summer or lib tech as I think you may get more for your money
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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you want an all mountain board then. i suggest lib tech TRS, lib tech T.Rice, GNU Riders choice, burton custom, neversummer sl-r
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