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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 10:08 PM
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Looking for beginner board - help

I'm looking for a mostly beginner board. I'm not just learning to snowboard, as I can board somewhat well already, but I'm still a beginner. I want a board that is a good step up from rentals and can help me start learning some rails, jumps, and riding switch. I'd also like it on the slightly more cheaper side, so so far I've found these boards that seem to fit my description:

'09/'10 Burton Clash 160 W
'09/'10 Ride Fleetwood 161 W

Are there any other suggestions you guys could help me out with? I'm 6'3", 175 pounds, size 12 boots.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 11:01 PM
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If you want to learn rails, jumps and riding switch you probably don't want a beginner's board. I would suggest spending extra to get a board you won't outgrow in 1 year. Look at it as a future investment.

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Look into a GNU CHB BTX in Wide
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You don't need to go all the way to 161 for your weight. Especially if you are looking to ride park. 156w - 158w is good for you. Also, do not limit yourself to beginner boards. I understand that you want to save money, but you'll actually be losing money in the long run when you quickly outgrow that beginner board. Grab an intermediate board and you'll be golden. Softer for more park, stiffer for more all-mountain.

Snowboards Size 156cm Wide

Some boards to consider if you can find them for cheap:

Ride: DH2, Machete, Kink

Burton: Custom, Easy Livin, Hero, Joystick

K2: WWW Rocker, Turbo Dream

Rome: Artifact 1985, Agent

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I dont know much about the boards but my friend used to have the 08/09 clash and he hated it. If you know that your going to stick with it your better off getting a more expensive board that will help you progress the next few years.
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