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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 06:05 AM
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Hey i just about to book a trip to nz to go snowboarding and have been looking on ebay and u can get it all a lot cheaper than hiring it. How do u know what size snowboard to by and any tips for a beginer? on wat to buy and wat i need?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 06:27 AM
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Hey i just about to book a trip to nz to go snowboarding and have been looking on ebay and u can get it all a lot cheaper than hiring it. How do u know what size snowboard to by and any tips for a beginer? on wat to buy and wat i need?
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It's tough to say without you knowing what you like to do on the mountain. I did what you are thinking about doing and ended up buying a second board by the middle of the season because I had outgrown the previous board and became more focused on carving than park. In the FAQs above you will find most generic info about stance and size by weight.
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yeahh, i'm already on my third this season, its my ever first one, but i spent like more than 40 days on the mountains and i went from green to black in 3-4 months.

the last thing u want to tell urself is your first board is going to last u forever and ever and ever. i'm not saying ppl don't keep them, but it's a hype that u will follow one day
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 09:56 AM
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Hey i just about to book a trip to nz to go snowboarding and have been looking on ebay and u can get it all a lot cheaper than hiring it. How do u know what size snowboard to by and any tips for a beginer? on wat to buy and wat i need?
Cheers
Hi Bonniew,
Being your first time I would recommend and all mountain board, that way you can try different styles and then decide which way you want to go, freestyle, alpine...

For beginners there is Burton it is well known and offers a wide variety of all mountain boards from where you can choose your favourite (Custom has big fans). This will get you started and identify what you want; then you can invest in a different board if you want to.

To know what size of snowboard you need, just write in a paper your weight, shoe size and height. With this info you can go to this link and look for help or simple match your sizes to the Burton chart to pick up the correct length of your board (Burton Custom X Snowboard Reviews & Sale | SierraSnowboard.com) select the size chart option here.

Finally get your self some warm clothes, gloves and helmet. Well you need bindings and boots too.

and why not take some lessons and/or get some dvd learning courses to help you get on board faster.

Good luck

~MIke
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