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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 03:31 PM
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Help, beginner snowboard looking for a board!

Hi! I recently picked up snowboarding have been out west but mainly snowboard on hard packed snow as I live out in the midwest... Am looking to purchase a new snowboard and looked into quite a few, but am very overwhelemed with all the options out there! So far I've been interested in the 2009 Burton Feelgood ICS snowboard (144cm). I've read it's more for intermediate to advance but love how the board looks, wasn't sure if this would be a good board to start off on???

Any suggestions? Or suggestions on other boards? I mainly will just be riding down the mts, still learning to carve
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Hi! I recently picked up snowboarding have been out west but mainly snowboard on hard packed snow as I live out in the midwest... Am looking to purchase a new snowboard and looked into quite a few, but am very overwhelemed with all the options out there! So far I've been interested in the 2009 Burton Feelgood ICS snowboard (144cm). I've read it's more for intermediate to advance but love how the board looks, wasn't sure if this would be a good board to start off on???

Any suggestions? Or suggestions on other boards? I mainly will just be riding down the mts, still learning to carve
Thanks!
fail. lol j/k but seriously don't buy a board because of the way it looks. Make sure it suits your riding style. To help narrow this down, give us some info on weight, height, style, years of experience, etc.
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sure, my weight is around 130-135lbs i'm 5ft3 shoe size around 7. Still in the process of learning to carve.... I've snowboarded a total of 5 times but am hooked. So i plan on going a lot more and don't want to rent anymore gear. Cost isn't an issue i just want a good board to start me off where i can keep for a few yrs..
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I got a Santa Cruz Fusion TT as my first board, supposed to be a great all-mountain board at a killer price. Loving it so far, no complaints. Haven't used it all too much though cuz my little injury

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Definitely do not buy a board based on looks. Make a list of boards that would suit your riding, find which are available in your size, THEN choose from among those boards based on looks if you want.

Buying a Feelgood as a first board is likely to be a bad move unless you are an extremely aggressive beginner. It's just too stiff to learn on.

Try these instead:
Gnu B-nice
Ride Solace
Rome Vinyl
Burton Troop or Lux
Capita Space Metal Fantasy
K2 Luna
Omatic Benetar
Atomic Fallen Angel

At your weight, you can easily go longer than a 144 as well.
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get a gnu/lib-tech if money isnt an issue.
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