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Old 01-12-2011, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I'm new to the forums so nice to meet you. I would love some recommendations and help on my first board. I already bought boots and bindings.

My boots are a size 10 Burton restricted Hail boots (black). And the bindings I got were large Ride LX bindings (black and chrome).

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weight- 152 lbs
Boot size- 10
Riding Style- Intermediate/ Expert. I am a freerider, however I want to start getting into freestyle riding.
Age- 18
Budget- $300-$400

I don't know the difference between the snowboards i've been looking at besides the look of the board.

Some of the boards i've been looking at are,

Sierra Crew Snowboard Reviews & Sale | trusnow.com - 156 CM

K2 Snowboards Brigade Snowboard from Dogfunk.com - 155 CM

http://www.dogfunk.com/never-summer-circuit-snowboard- 155CM


Any and all recommendations or advice is welcomed. Thank you
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need help buying your first board but your riding style is Intermediate/Expert?
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yezzir. I've been boarding for 3-4 years using rentals, but buying a board is new to me. I recently decided to buy a board so I'd appreciate some recommendations/suggestions on boards
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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here you go
2010 LIB-TECH BANANA MAGIC BTX 157 SNOWBOARD C2 - eBay (item 180611892369 end time Jan-19-11 09:15:48 PST)
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the suggestion i'll definitely consider it. What are your thoughts on

K2 Raygun Rocker Snowboard 2011 | evo

Also quick question, what is the difference between a directional shape board and a twin shape board?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Raygun is a good board. The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive K2 Raygun Viewed and Reviewed The Banana Magic is also highly reguarded and that ebay link has a great price
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If you want to buy something to ride for a while go with never summer sl or heritage. If you are thinking on a budget amd want to give rocker/camber a try I'd go with sierra reverse crew.
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directional has a slightly longer or longer nose. Twin is the same geometry on the nose and tail.

I don't know anything about K2's, just Libs and Gnu's....Ask Leo on here.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Directional means the board is ment to be ridden one way more then the other. That can be as small as a slight set-back of the binding points or have a directional side cut with a different shap and flexing nose and tail.
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what happens if your stance is regular but the board is longer on the tail side?
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