another newbie setup recommendation needed
Been searching the forums looking for info. So far this site has been very helpful, but I realized I probably needed to make a post to make sure I am headed in the right direction.
beginner- dont have a style or type I like to ride, just trying to learn and have fun
Just started snowboarding and really like it. I recieved a Lamar board, binding, and boot setup years ago that I am using currently. The board is a 157cm, which I think it too big, and judging by others boards, is too big. The bindings are garbage and the boots are killing my feet.
It is time to upgrade.
I am one of those people that would rather pay a little more and do it right the first time, so I dont have to rebuy when I get a little better.
From all of the good reviews I am leaning towards the Rome 390 binding. Dont think I need that targas so I can save some money.
The board is really confusing me. I put my size and weight into one of those board calculators and it shows me being between a 149 and a 153, which seems about right from what I have read on this forum.
Now it gets complicated. What board to choose. The ones I have been looking at are the Ride boards...dont know which model suits me, was thinking about the agent, found a good deal on it $370ish, the Burton custom, a Never Summer board, or any other board you think will be good. For the board alone I would like to keep it between $300-500.
Anyone have any help. Really looking to purchase soon, but dont want to make a bad choice and regret it. If the agent would work good for me I would probably go with that, but I have also found some Never Summer boards for the same price. Both are highly recommended, just need someone to point me to certain models.
Sorry if this is so long, just wanted to be complete with everything,,,, I read the noob first post guidelines and just wanted to make sure I gave all the relevant info.