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Another, "what board should i get"

Weight: 155
Board size: 153
Boot size: 10.5

Riding style: I just started snowboarding last season, and have been 8 times. I want a board that is mostly freestyle but wont sink in the powder in back-country.....

So I am looking for 75% Park, 25% back-country/freeride

Age: 16 yrs old
Budget: $500 for boots, bindings, board
Location: Vegas, Mt. Charleston

Tell me if my current board type is right:
-All-Mountain Freestyle
-Directional-Twin
-Responsive Feel

I am looking into buying the Burton Custom ICS Snowboard - 2009
Is that a good board?
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Seriously you've ridin 8 times and you are worried about a board with responsive feel??? get a used board off craigslist like a 155, save most of your 500 for lift tickets. You want to be a good rider? A Burton Custom ICS won't make you better. More times and ride with guys that are better than you.



But don't listen to me, I started snowboarding 7 years before you were born.
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Just because i am new to snowboarding and want to make sure i have a good snowboard to learn on, doesn't mean you have to be a dick about it because you have been riding longer than me.
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I'm not trying to be a dick. I'm just telling you the truth. Any board in your size range made in the last 10 years would be good enough for you to learn on.

If I was your age, I would be more worried about getting a season pass and rides to the mountain.
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I agree with finding a decent used board. I bought my first board for $75 off of CL at about the same stage as you're at now. I still use it as my rock board and just to beat around on.
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All the boards i find on CL are like 164 cm...

I want a good board that will feel good and make it easy to learn....

my Christmas present is going to be a season pass and all my friends that drive, also snowboard....so Rides and season pass dont worry me
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Ride Snowboard with Bindings

There ya go. There's your beginner setup. This is ideal. The Ride Control is a fantastic first board.

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That board is old as shit. I think Burton used that turtles graphic back in the late '90s.

If that Ride with K2s is as described, that's a steal for $100. It'd be at least an email to get pics.
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ya the custom is from 06 and it has some scratches...

what year would that ride control be from?
what type of riding is it made for?

I was looking at reviews and people say that its pretty stiff and cant handle park very well, and that its hard to turn....


how bout these boards?
Lib Tech-SkateBanana
Burton- Custom V rocker
Burton-Custom ICS
Forum- YoungBlood CD


My favorite so far is the Custom ICS

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