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samolo 12-08-2010 08:46 PM

Help with new hardware.
Hey guys, im new to the scenery. although i rode 4 years ago for a full season and loved it, but then went away for college and could not afford snowboarding, so i stopped. anyways, i am ready to jump back on it, and i need some help with getting some hardware.

between 5' 10'' and 5' 11''
162 lbs ish
regular shoe size 9.5
21 yrs
im thinking around 200 for a used board+bindings, 50-70 on boots
i might be able to stretch a bit more..
I live in upsate ny, so will be boarding mainly here.

Thanks for the help
and let me know if you come across a nice deal! :)

samolo 12-08-2010 09:32 PM

came across with a 2006 Tadashi Fuse, any thoughts on this board?

extra0 12-08-2010 09:37 PM

that guy rips, so it's probly good. 2006 is still pretty new in the grand scheme of things. what size is it?

samolo 12-08-2010 09:42 PM

154, from what i read seems good for me..?

HoboMaster 12-08-2010 09:46 PM

For your first board, you definitely don't have to spend much, and grabbing a used board with bindings is the way to go. Just make sure the board isn't too small/big for you, at your height/weight your going to want something between 153-158 generally.

Boots are a different story though, if you buy a shitty pair of boots, their shittyness is going to be reflected on your feet, as in your feet are going to ache all day long and make snowboarding a bitch and three-quarters. I suggest trying on boots before you buy them to make sure they are comfortable, rather then just going, "Hey, I'm street shoe size 9.5, these boots are 9.5, done deal". Boot sizes often don't translate strangely to shoe sizes, and some boots just don't work out with the shape of your feet.

Edit: That board sounds like it would be a good choice. Here's a 2007 version, it has some specs on probably what that board has:

extra0 12-08-2010 09:46 PM

fuse sounds like a winner...might not be the best for deep powder tree runs, but everything else, yes

samolo 12-08-2010 09:57 PM

That's what a lot of people are saying, to invest on boots.. im planning on going to the mall and chekcing some out and seeing if i can find them online.. is that the best way to go??

thanks for the input on the board. would 75 be a decent prize?? (for just the board)

how about this one? fresh board
its a guy from the forums..

sorry bout the buggin, its just i cant find anything about the boards, and if i do, i dont understand the slang.. lol

slyder 12-08-2010 10:29 PM

I bought a 2 year old Ride with 51/50 bindings also 2 years old, for $60 for my 13 year old last year. Just a bench mark for ya, it was a good entry to mid-level board


samolo 12-08-2010 10:36 PM

board AND binding for 60?
well im thinking youth boards are cheaper??
so you are saying is a good deal? lol dont get your logic.. :p

extra0 12-09-2010 11:17 AM

never heard of fresh or link - they're obviously mid to late 90s equip.

however, I'm all for recycling and they don't look too beat up. I'd lowball that price by at least half to see if he just wants to get rid of it...if not, I'd look for stuff from this decade (probly be a lot lighter/easier to ollie/throw around once you progress).

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