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Old 04-12-2010, 02:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wanting to start out, have a trip to NZ booked and just bought gear.. Bad choices?

Hi everyone,

Just wanted some opinions on the gear I've purchased. I had to do it all over the internet as I'm currently on deployment with the army. I'm mainly going to be boarding in NZ and Japan. So let me know if I made any bad choices on my gear I'm about 5'10 and 167 lb..

2010 Lib Tech Skate Banana 156
2010 Union contact bindings
2010 Burton poacher boots
Burton underglove gortex gloves
Smith I/O Goggles - White Intersection / Ignitor
sessions balance turf window plaid pants 2010
sessions premise jacket 2010
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

Just wanted some opinions on the gear I've purchased. I had to do it all over the internet as I'm currently on deployment with the army. I'm mainly going to be boarding in NZ and Japan. So let me know if I made any bad choices on my gear I'm about 5'10 and 167 lb..

2010 Lib Tech Skate Banana 156
2010 Union contact bindings
2010 Burton poacher boots
Burton underglove gortex gloves
Smith I/O Goggles - White Intersection / Ignitor
sessions balance turf window plaid pants 2010
sessions premise jacket 2010
Sessions make some pretty good jackets/pants. The Smith I/O goggles I don't have, but my Phenom's lenses are fantastic, very fog proof, the I/O I imagine would be much the same but with better FOV, the ignitor lens is a great all round lenses, they should also come with a free lens.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Everything you've listed looks good.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like you've picked out some good gear. I've read that the skate banana is great, Union binding have a good rep so nothing wrong with those.

Only thing is it sucks you had to buy boots over the internet because some boots fit funny. Just hope that they are right for you.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You bought boots over the net? I hope you at least tried them on at a store.
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Snowboard boots are usually 1 - 1.5 sizes smaller than you street shoe size.

I hope you too that into consideration. But even then, you shouldn't buy boots online unless you've already tried them in the store.

Other than that, great setup.

Have fun in NZ - Japan!!!
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I hope you at least tried them on at a store.
Because there are snowboard shops in Iraq
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Because there are snowboard shops in Iraq
Who knows...

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Thanks for the reply guys! Yeah I knew buying boots over the net was risky but I got them for $89 and I did get a half size smaller than my sneakers as I've heard they pack out a bit with use. I plan on taking them into a store and at least getting the footbed molded to my feet. If they reckon the boots are wrong for me I'll just buy new ones and ebay the poachers. It's just that a burton boot that costs $150 in the states cost around $450 in Australia and I only have one day in Aus before I fly to New Zealand so I wouldn't have time to try boots on and then order from the states. I'm in East Timor at the moment and they barely have a supermarket and it's tropical weather year round so I doubt they have a snowboarding store. Can't wait to get into the sport though!
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Are you in Dili? I did 8 months there in '07 before deploying to Sudan. Where are you overnighting in Oz? Brissie has board shops, so does Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne. Shit out of luck for Darwin and T'ville. No idea on Hobart or Adelaide.
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