Well I tried doing some searches but it seems not many "fat" people snow board
I'm hooked and I'm looking into buying my own equipment. I just took my first lesson the other day, and I was carving down the mountain in no time. I posted a thread about it in the general forum. Here is what I'm getting, I read some threads in the forums about the equipment I'm thinking about, but, I have no hopes of turning "pro" or going "park". I just want to carve down the mountain. You'll see most of the reasons I want this stuff is "lazy", but I need to conserve energy because I'm fat. And another expense will be money because I'm just starting, if I break something, I don't know if I'll be back.
I'm 5'9" and 260+ pounds and 11.5 shoe size. Here is what I want to get, and my reason why:
* Salomon Solace boots. Quick laces, removable liner and easy to get in and out.
* K2 Cinch CTX(CTL) bindings. Easy in and out without having to bend over too much or plop on my butt. The problem with my snowboarding was I rented Burton boards and strapping in "killed" me. My gut was so much I couldn't bend over without cutting off my breath. I figure an simple system that allows me to click in and out would be great reduce the amount of energy I need to get ready.
* Lamar Cruiser Bronze now I haven't done a search on this board yet, but its cheap, not sintered, and seems to have decent reviews on GOOGLE. Since I'm beginning I want an all mountain board that will take me from beginner to intermediate and not break the bank. However, I need to determine if the board is wide enough to accomadate by bindings and boots. (Ok did a search and found out that most people upgrade this board after 1 season. If I only plan on going 16-20 times a season is it worth getting a better board especially when I'm so new?)
Well thats my setup any advice would be appreciated, well any advice besides "lose weight"
I already know I need to.