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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 08:04 PM
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Question Burton Custom for a rookie

Hey guys, I'm just learning to snowboard and I bought this setup...

-Burton Custom 2007 154cm
-Ride RX bindings
-thirtytwo Lashed boots

I was just wondering, since I'm a beginner, will having a fast board like the Burton Custom and not a beginner board hinder my learning? Thanks!
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My housemate has a Custom. I have ridden it a few times. It seemed a little stiffer than what might allow for a new rider to put in his/her best efforts.

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My housemate has a Custom. I have ridden it a few times. It seemed a little stiffer than what might allow for a new rider to put in his/her best efforts.
Thanks for the input!

I don't know much about the different speeds of different boards, but do you think there is much of a difference between the speed going downhill on a Custom than on a beginner board? Thanks again,
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 11:39 PM
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Well it's not just the speed. If you are a beginner you want a board that is not very stiff so it is not very responsive, that way you can make mistakes as you learn and not wipe out really hard. Like when you are learning to turn you will appreciate a soft board because if you make a move you did not intend to make then you might be spared a fall, if you are using a stiff board it will respond to that move and it could result in it being a move you didn't want to make. I think the same goes for your boots but if they are a great fit and you like them, that's the important bit.
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Well it's not just the speed. If you are a beginner you want a board that is not very stiff so it is not very responsive, that way you can make mistakes as you learn and not wipe out really hard. Like when you are learning to turn you will appreciate a soft board because if you make a move you did not intend to make then you might be spared a fall, if you are using a stiff board it will respond to that move and it could result in it being a move you didn't want to make. I think the same goes for your boots but if they are a great fit and you like them, that's the important bit.
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Ah I see, a stiffer board is more responsive... that makes sense. Oh well, I'll try my best to be on point with my learning to carve!

PS: do you have any carving pointers? thx
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it's bit advanced for a beginner so you may fall a bit more but at least you won't have to upgrade your board next season
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-04-2008, 11:21 PM
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if the board gets to fast just put a thick coat of wax on to slow you down
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