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Old 07-24-2010, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to snowboarding and want to pick up a board. I have been doing some research and have picked out a few boards which are within my price range. I am 5' 9" 190 so I am also not positive what size. But I am stuck between the Rossignol Retox 2010, Salomon Official 2010, or a Salomon Riot 2010. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't forget Capita Snowboards, and for bigger riders like you I'd suggest something like:

Capita Mind & Heart Torn 157cm Snowboard
CAPITA Black Death Inc. 159cm Wide Snowboard


These two are solid park boards that rule on jumps. Anytime you see carbon fiber, or Tri-ax glass you know the board has "bells and whistles" and will be more lively and less like a noodle.

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Old 07-24-2010, 05:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What type of riding will you be doing duell

And I would stay away from the Rossignol board, they're pretty low quality boards.

Salomon supposedly has a few good sticks in the 2011 line but I havn't ridden them so I can't say

Never Summer
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And Capita are good companies to check into

Stay away from Burton and the damn skate bananas
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ok well i will have size like 9.5 boots so i dont think I need a wide. And idk what kind of riding I will be doing. I guess just some of everything. And I am not looking for a low quality board I want a nice board that I can progress on and have fun. I am a pretty good wake boarder so I am hoping I can pick up on snowboards also.
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I can't speak on the boards that Snowolf recommended as I havn't ridden them, but he's def qualified to recommend boards ( =

If you want something that's going to last you for a very long time and progress with you as you learn more I can think of one board that would be perfect for you.

Never Summer SL

It's not a real stiff board so you can learn with it easier

Has R/C tech which as good as it gets in snowboards, imo

Never Summer is about as good as it gets for making boards that live forever

And they have a 3 year warranty

You def don't need a wide and I would recommend getting a length around 158cm or a 155cm.

Never Summer SL Snowboard 2011

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i really like that but its a little steep $$$ for me. I am lookin for nothing over $350
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Good luck finding truly good quality under $350....

It's kinda like buying a foreign car over an american car. You pay more now but it saves you money in the end.... Fewer breakdowns during the life of the car.

Get what I'm saying?

And Never Summer has a 3 year warranty which is matched only by Smokin snowboards as far as I know. And Smokin isn't on the level that Never Summer is on.

So without wanting to spend $350 you need to buy this board and call it a day. It's going to be your best bang for the buck, period.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...-fk-156-a.html
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Capita has a few boards in your price range both boards SurbanBlend recomended are under $350. As this sounds like your first board you can look around at last years models and find a decent board within your price range. Really just have to look around a bit but still some good boards in stock here and their.

Just a few brands to look into for your price range:
Atomic
Capita
Omatic
Nitro

Might even be able to find last years Never Summer Circuit for around your price range also.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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wow! I really appreciate all the help. I am looking into the boards recommended. I see Milo that you are not a fan of the lib tech TRS
TRS: Total Ripper Series Lib Tech Snowboards
that one. I see that a lot of people really like them and give good reviews. Any likes or dislikes that anyone knows about?
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ok I really like the hatchet and think it fits well for me but I really hate the skull n grim reaper death dude on it. The only downfall and is kinda a big one.
Right now its between the hatchet, salomon riot, never summer circuit-r, capita stairmaster, nitro volume, and nitro fox team one off. any ideas?
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