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Old 01-03-2011, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried snowboarding last year and liked it a whole lot so now it's time to stop renting and get a board.

I went to the burton store and the guy recommended the burton custom with the ambush boots. A little on the expensive side but I want a board that will last me yeeeaarrsss (over 5-10yrs.
I honestly have very little idea about which board I should get, camber and 155-168 is as far as I know.

I am 5'9
Weight 170 pounds
show size 9-9.5

I will mostly ride at Hunter mountain, and mountain creek.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Park riding or all mountain? 5-10 years is a long time for a board to last unless you only put 10 days a season on it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Park riding or all mountain? 5-10 years is a long time for a board to last unless you only put 10 days a season on it.
less, I only went 4 times last season for the first time. I might go more often once I get my own gear.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As roremc said, are you doing all mountain or park?
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As roremc said, are you doing all mountain or park?
ill riding parks mostly. I have never gone to an open mountain but I might yr it once I'm comfortable with t sport.
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all mountain? haha suggestions for a cheap set up, 4-5 times a season?
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if you're learning id honestly hit up craigslist and throw together a cheaper setup youre comfortable you wont wanna kill yourself for thrashing..bound to happen especially if you're in the park
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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51bombed, I was looking for weeks on craigslist but didn't find anything worth buying so I went ahead and bought the burton setup with custom 156, with boots and bindins.

I've gone so far 5 times with the gear and 1 time i rented. I love the board. Its super fast compared to the ones they give for rental and mountain creek and hunter. I even took a class because I couldnt keep on the board but it didnt help. A local guy told me a few tricks about turning and what not and man I love this fking sports a whole lot more now.

I just wanted to really say that I love snowboarding.

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