Beginner set - good/ok qualtiy?
Last week I went snowboarding for the first time and it was really fun. I decided to get an inexpensive set, so I could learn and not spend a fortune. I am 5 foot 2.5 inches and 125 to 130 lbs.
The stuff I'm looking at is the following:
Board: Elan Aurora INS Womens Snowboard $99 150cm
Boots: K2 Mink Womens Snowboard Boots $70
Bindings: either Elan Daisy Womens Snowboard Bindings $50
or Rossignol HC 250 Womens Snowboard Bindings $50
I plan on buying it on the internet, so all in all I'll get all that for $250. I think thats really not bad.
My question(s): When I snowboarded the first (and yet only) time, I got a rental Burton 148cm board. THe board I want to buy is a 150cm. I chose this board, because it seems adequate for beginners and is inexpensive for a snowboard. Is 150cm too long for me as an absolute newbie? Will it be harder to learn? And 150cm is a bit higher than my nose, but does that really matter?
About the boots: Well, I can't try them on on the internet, but I just hope that I can count on K2's reputation that they'll be comfortable.
Bindings: Those two bindings are both strap on bindings of course. Both cost the same, so I don't really know which one to choose. The Elan one is prettier, but that's not my no 1 priority =). So can you guys recommend any one of those two?
The boots should fit in any of the two bindings above, right?
And at last: Have you ever tried some of that equipment above, or can you recommend anything else in this price category?
Of course I did research on the internet, but they are like no reviews about the equipment above. As far as I heard Elan is actually a pretty good brand made in Europe.
Thanks for your help and your opinions would really make my life a bit easier.
Thank you again
fogot something: I want to do normal riding, no pipes and parks and stuff... ^^
Last edited by sweepy; 03-16-2010 at 08:01 PM.
Reason: forgot something