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Old 01-10-2008, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, great forum you got here. Been reading some threads and learned some stuff.

So here's the deal. I've decided to buy a board after renting for so long... Man... the cash for renting adds up fast. But anyways, I've kinda narrowed my board down to the burton clash 08. It seems to be right in my price range, and I've read some good reviews for it. Anyone got any suggestions or anything to say about my choice? But the real dilemma is that I'm not too sure what size I should buy. Usually when I rent I go for 154-156 and it's not any problem, but then I'm interested in trying a short board. I'm a all-mountain/freeride kinda person, but I wanna start doing some jumps and whatnot. Any suggestions?

My friend gave me his old 05 burton custom bindings.

Oh, I almost forgot. I've been snowboarding for... a year or two? I used to go like once a season until last year where I went 5 times. This year I've already gone 3 times. I'd like to say I'm beginner going intermediate. I'm 5'8 and weight 130 pounds.

And boots, I understand from reading in this forum that it's key to buy good boots. Which I totally agree with cause once during twilight I was given this large rented boots and I have like no control at all. But then... I tried 8, and it was fine... Only problem was that my toes started getting sore and painful :x So uh... I guess I'll be trying on some boots? Hope the ones that fit aren't expensive

appreciate it guys.

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Old 01-10-2008, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I picked up one of these with burton tribute boots and freetyle bindings on a black friday sale for $350, sold the bindings and boots and kept the board. It is a very good all around board for the money.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the clash is a good plank.

i got it as an intermediate and just kept it.... nice and quite springy on the kickers, good on the soft stuff with rear set bindings, a little dubious riding switch coz it is (was) a bit directional (but not much)

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Old 01-15-2008, 02:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I finally bought it in 151.
Omg.. I can't wait till saturday. I feel so cool with a board of my own :P

Uh so the guy at the shop was really helpful and help me set my board up. So I got my 05 Custom bindings set on 15/12. Do those angles sound right?
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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is it 15/-12? duck stanced? If not that's a pretty aggressive forward stance on the back foot... when I rode a forward stance I was at 18/9
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think it is duck stanced. He mentioned that since the angles were very close, it'd create for more of an even stance, kinda better for freeriding?
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