Give me a list of boards to take to a shop! - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Give me a list of boards to take to a shop!

Hi

I'll be going into a shop late next month / early April to fully kit up and would love a good list of boards to help get me started. My specs:

5 foot 10
160 pounds
Size 9 shoe (haven't tried on boots yet)
Will be riding mostly groomers and powder, with maybe a bit of park
Still learning, but working a full season so will be riding every day and (hopefully) progressing

The boards I have on my list so far are:

Burton Joystick
Burton Flying V
Burton Custom
Never Summer SL-R
Ride Machete
GNU Riders Choice
Lib Tech TRS
K2 Darkstar

I'm not bias towards any brand - I just want the best board I can get.

How's my list looking so far? Any other recommendations or comments would be appreciated.

Thanks

Last edited by mickyg; 02-17-2010 at 08:07 PM. Reason: more info
mickyg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 06:22 PM
Veteran Member
 
gjsnowboarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Include your foot size as well please.
gjsnowboarder is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Added to original post, sorry
mickyg is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 08:12 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
lib tech T.Rice
crazyface is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That was on my list, but I took it off because I really wanted a shorter board - 155 preferably, to help me out at the start. The T.Rice looks good but the pointy is huge, starting at 161, and I got the feeling that the blunt was more of a park board?
mickyg is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do the actual brick and mortar shops usually have more stock than the online shops?

The two boards I'm most interested in are the NS SL-R and Burton Joystick, but I noticed they are selling out real fast online. I won't be in Vancouver till the first week of April and I'm worried that they will be sold out everywhere...

Will I have better luck with availability in-store?
mickyg is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome