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
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!
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.
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).