For the past 4 years now i have been snowboarding, 1 week each year. that makes 4 weeks total.
i have gotten to be pretty decent, and would like to actually start buying my own equipment now, rather than renting it every time.
ive been doing some research on my own, and have found a few things i would be interested in getting. just to start me off.
and i dont want to start with cheap stuff. that makes the sport even harder to get into, because you end up frustrated all the time.
here is what i have come up with so far, and then following are some questions.
i really like the Never Summer lineup.
particularly the SL-R and Circuit-R.
thought on these boards?
or any other suggestions?
so far, all ive learned to do is go fast, i have turning and braking down, and i have hit a few smaller ramps. nothing too serious. but i would definitely like to get better. i doubt if ill ever need a board suitable for pipes, seeing as how i live in georgia, but i occasionally head up to North Carolina and a few other states. I dont however plan on living here forever. i would like to one day move up north where me and my trusty board will enjoy the snow much more frequently.
I really like the look of the Ride Orions.
They also have some pretty cool features i think i would like, and they are affordable.
Thoughts on those boots?
i reallly like the idea of Flow bindings. I have heard many good things, and many bad things about them.
I head the Flow M9 bindings were pretty good.
But they are expensive, for me.
The 2010 Flite 2's looks a little more affordable, but im not sure about the quality of them.
I have also heard if your going with flows, get the NXT AT bindings, or dont bother getting them at all. So idk.
If there are any really good strap on bindings out there that are affordable, under $150, i might like to know about those too.
Basically i am just asking for help on a decent setup that wont break the bank, and that will last me for a while without the need to upgrade very soon.
Thanks for all the help!
1. On the SL-R board, i hear people say they have a 151cm board. And on some sites, i have seen these. Yet when i go to Never summer, i can find that size nowhere. I also see people with pictures of their SL-R board, and it has a neon green base to it, but i cannot find a 151cm board with that base. the only ones i find with that base are about 155 and up. Why is this? Do they not make the 151cm board with the green base? Or are they just verrryy hard to find.
Here is an example of what im talking about http://www.k5.com/images/products09/...MMER/M/SLR.jpg
i really like that base color for the board, but cant find one in my size.
2. What size board would i need do you think? I have a very awkward body, because im so skinny. I am 5'10" and only weigh 120 pounds. Gotta love that fast metabolism :/
im thinking a 151 might work for me, but because i weigh so little i might actually need a 148 or 149. im not sure.