- Try on a bunch of boots before you buy.
- Bindings are fine for a beginner, thats what I have on my old board.
- I'm not sure what the price you found on the skate banana is, but it's probably alott more of an expensive and technical board then you need. I'm not sure about this specific model either, but skate bananas are infamous for being noodles; they flex ALOTT. This means when your just starting out and you get into choppy conditions, the board doesn't handle very well. I would suggest getting a relatively inexpensive mid-level stiffness board to start out with, and when you get to the advanced level grab a nice expensive board.
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