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Old 01-11-2011, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I'm from south Florida actually but go on winter trips atleast twice a year. I used to always ski but for the last couple years I've switched to snowboarding which was an awesome choice. I like cruising down the mountain but recently got into the terrain parks. I know from now on I will be trying to learn more on the boxes, rails, and jumps. I also mostly board on the east coast. Any ideas on a good first board for me? What should I look for in particular or any info like that would be greatly appreciated.

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What is your price range? What size are you thinking?
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Well I'd like to keep my price range for the entire package around $700, so maybe around $300-$400 for the board. And the size i'd like is about a 154
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I'd chase the evo on craigslist or ebay.
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Appreciate it!
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What's your weight and boot size? I have a few package deals, but stocks are limited. I'm hoping you fit in the stats
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My weight is 160 and I have a size 10 or 10 1/2 boot
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Nice. One pre-made package fits you that I recommend.

Ride Kink Package. Excellent park board for jibbing and decent on jumps.

Ride Kink Snowboard Package

Naked board:
Ride Kink Mens Snowboard 2011

If not, here are just the boards that I recommend:

Ride Crush: Good park board with mid-flex. Actually held an edge well on normal runs to thanks to the Slimewalls. Changes colors when it's in cold weather (aesthetics, but cool nonetheless).

Ride Crush Snowboard 2011

I looked through our custom Ride package builder and found two great options for under $700:

Ride Package Builder

Select the Kink or Crush (I favor the crush for you), 2010 Ride Contraband in Bone White (good lightweight binding for park), and the 2011 Ride Strapper Keeper boots (good soft park boots). There you go

You will also qualify for free skullcandy earbuds and Burton gift pack that includes DVD, scraper, leash, and stomp pad. Just talk to our customer service and they'll do everything for you if you.

Edit: By the way, when you build a custom package through us, you are saving 10% off each item after the board.
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One question about the crush. I dont know too much about this stuff because I just recently started actually researching, but I did notice the crush model is a rocker shape. Since I'll mostly be doing east coast riding should I be concerned since it isnt a camber? This is just based on what I've heard so far, but I was informed that the camber is better for the icy conditions that occur more on the east coast.
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I ride in the East Coast as well. The Crush and Kink did just fine. This is mainly because of Ride's Slimewalls which dampens the board helping with icey situations.

If you want true icey condition performance, then consider this board:

Gnu Carbon Credit BTX Snowboard 2011

Lib Tech and GNU has technology called Magnetraction. It is serrated edged that have 7 contact points. It's absolutely great on ice.
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