Need help! Picking up a new board/bindings.
Hey everyone, first post here and I have a few questions. Read the stickies and I'm sure this question has been asked 8673 times, but wanted to ask some specific questions that pertain to me.
First off, I am a 24 year old male, 155 lbs, 6'0, size 10. I just had my first snowboard experience this past weekend and I absolutely loved it. I've been very athletic my whole life. I've been skateboarding and surfing since I was a kid so I picked up snowboarding pretty easily. Ran track for many many years so I am physically fit and can take a spill no problem. I went to the Poconos, PA and hit up Big Boulder and then Sno Mountain. I liked Sno a lot more since it had longer hills and faster lifts.
Anyway, I borrowed my cousins board for the weekend since I didn't want to rent crappy equipment. I used his Ride Kink board (147 cm, twin) with 32 boots. Felt comfortable with it, but figured it was a bit small for my height. Didn't really go on any terrain parks or anything yet since I was just getting the hang of front edging and controlling the board. By the end of the weekend, I felt very comfortable and can cut and weave just fine. I was going down blue's and 1 double blue towards the end of the weekend.
Since I enjoyed the sport so much, I figured I would invest in some decent equipment since I am going again in 3 weeks and most likely a few more times before the season is up. Just wanted to get some feedback on what kind of board and size I should be look at. I have always been a fan of Burton boards/bindings/etc. so maybe I should start with a Burton? I am very open to any suggestions so please feel free to school me on what I should be looking at.
Main things I need to know are what brand of board, boots, and bindings. Also, what size board should I be looking at? I figured a 154-156 would be ideal for my weight/height. Obviously, not looking for top of the line stuff, but not looking for cheap stuff either. Looking for something that will last me quite a few seasons before I step up to the next level.
Thanks in advance everyone!
Last edited by Snoboardfreak86; 01-03-2011 at 10:56 AM.