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Old 02-16-2010, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Snoboard buying advice for a beginner

Hi,
I'm saving up to buy a snowboard, boots, and bindings. I'm a beginner so I'm not really sure where to start. I can do greens and last year when I went to Colorado I tried a blue. I think by the end of the season I should be able to do blues. I'm 5'2 and 155 pounds.
So if someone could help me pick a brand, a model? What kind of bindings I should get? And what kind of boots I should get? I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's your budget?
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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like $300? Is that to small of a budget?
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That is a really small budget. If you're looking for a good board than you are looking at between 600-1000, depending on if you can get a good deal.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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$300 is good for board and bindings. You can good some good discounts right now and they will only be getting better as the season runs out. I actually spend more on boots than the rest of my gear. EVERYTHING depends on how comfortable you feel with your boots and what kind of support you need from them. It will make the difference between having tons of fun or hating life because if your feet are jacked your riding will suck and the rest of your body will feel it.

For boards and bindings just don't get anything too stiff, too soft, too long, too short, too wide, too narrow. Just keep it simple and with the right boots you'll have a blast progressing.
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For getting all three pieces will make it really tight. If you can't increase your budget then keep an eye out on craiglist/ebay/or ski swaps(usually happen at the beginning of the snow season.)

snow-package-builder-2010 and or check out www.evogear.com
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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check out sites like...

WhiskeyMilitia.com: Nitro Haze Snowboard - $159.98 - 50% off

and

Brociety.com: Celsius CLS9 Snowboard Boot - Men's - $129.47 - 50% off


for deals like this...


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If you are looking for some good brands for boards then you should check out lib-tech, burton, GNU, neversummer etc.
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