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Old 01-04-2011, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My name is Nick. I am 15

5"7

125lbs

I plan on doing all mountain freestyle/ freeride

I am a beginner/ intermediate, I went a few times and have the hang of snowboarding

My Options are
A.

1. Burton Restricted Hate 2011 153 in Blue
2. Burton Moto Boots 2011 in white grey black
3. Burton Freestyle Bindings 2011 or Burton Custom 2010 in Black

B.

1. Solomon Ace 152 2011
2. Burton Moto Boots 2011 in white grey black
3. Ride EX Bindings 2011

Any feedback please. Also My limit is about 600 wich is why I went with the freestyles on the first set
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Nick,

Do you have a season pass?
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No I don't, not to be rude but what does that matter
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If I was beginner, I would rather have a used $200 set up that I got on Craigslist and a $400 season pass so I got better.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I still don't understand the question was what do you think is better, but I think I figured it out

1. Solomon Ace 2011 152 - $239
2. Burton Moto Boots White/ Grey/ Black 2011 – Size 9 $135
3. Burton Custom Bindings 2011 M - $160
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Nick, what LStar is saying is to go super cheap for your gear this year and get on the mountain as much as possible. Craigslist is full of cheap setups that are good and will be awesome for you, and at the same time save you money to put towards the mountain. Something smart we all wish we'd done on our first stick, me thinks.
If you want my opinion on boards, Bataleon. Any of theirs. Burton boots and bindings are great, maybe check out some others.
I would really consider going to Craigslist and getting your rig, the reason is that you'll figure out what you really want out of a board, boots and bindings only by riding. What if the board is too stiff or too flexy for what you want to do? What if the same is true of the boots? Personally, I bought some shit bindings because I didn't know what I was after.
I think you'll be happier if you spend cheap on your gear for this season and get on the mountain. Next season spend big on what you KNOW you want.
Either way, you've got some good picks there. We are just recommending you get to know the sport and your personal feel for it before blowing a wad of cash on new equipment.
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I agree.
If you are going to spend money, spend it on boots.
Wear a thin sock and try everything. We all got different feet shape and different brands fit differently. Size is not consistant between brands.
If you find one that fits, IŽd buy that new. Everything else can be second hand.
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Oh I know what your saying but I am going to a store near my town and getting the salomon Ace 152 for $239. Thats pretty cheap don't you think? I know I am just starting but I have gone a few times and for the start plan on doing mostly freeride.
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nick, thats my name too! but aside from that..
i think you should, as others said, try to stick to a cheaper set up and hit the slopes as much as possible. getting expensive and nice gear doesnt make you a better rider. practice does. not to be mean or anything. see if your local shop has some good cheaper beginner setups.
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Yah I got you, I got you I might get the freestyles they are cheaper and they might have a sale too. I really want the moto boots though
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