hello, this winter will be my second year boarding. Id like to buy my own equipment this time so i can save some money. and lets face it rentals suck. so i do all this research and im still lost on what to buy. there is just a lot of variables and i dont have any friends that are into the sport to be able to talk ad get advice. ive tried 2 different boards at 2 seperate mountains and they were like night and day so i want to make sure i get the best for my money. so im coming here for suggestions.
Weight 245 but losing it little by little
Boot size my shoe size is 11.5
Riding style: all mountain newb but i like to pop off of small jumps ...etc no terrain park till maybe a few seasons from now.
budget no more than 500 usd on a board
Your location of riding east coast PA mostly
Im trying to figure out what i need soon because my local skichalet is having a summer sale and the deals seem pretty good. (skichalet.com)
also any suggestions on bindings would be great,( i realize this is the board section but i dont wanna make 2 posts and waste server space) im not sure what boot i will have because i plan on trying 20 on before i buy. my feet killed me last year due to crappy boots. though they will have the 2 part quicklace system