Hi everyone (first time poster),
I do not have much experience snowboarding, I have only gone a few times, but now I go to a college in NC and plan on going a lot more frequently. I know that I will stick with this sport so I want to get my own board, bindings, boots. Like I said, I haven't ridden much, but I have been wakeboarding for years so this is coming pretty easily to me. I guess I'm looking for an all-around board, even though I will be going to parks and jumping a decent bit. I don't know if it matters, but I do not plan on hitting many rails with the board. I would like to get a solid board that I can use for around 3 years or more and that will not hold me back too much. Now for my "stats".
First and foremost, my budget. Right now I plan on spending around $400 for the setup. I can possibly spend a little bit more, but not much. So just let me know if this is an unreasonable amount to expect to get a decent board with.
Shoe Size: 12.5 (Should I go 12 for boots and let them loosen up?)
Also, should I just get the board/bindings online and then get boots from the store? Ideally I would try on in the store then find them online I suppose.
Ok, so I've been looking around and dogfunk seems to have some deals that would suit me well, let me know what you guys think...
Preferably I could get this board:
K2 Select Snowboard - Wide - Free Shipping! from Dogfunk.com
It appears to be a very good deal.
2 other options are:
Burton Bullet Snowboard - Free Shipping! from Dogfunk.com
K2 Illusion Snowboard - Wide - Free Shipping! from Dogfunk.com
Keep in mind money is an issue, so if the difference would hardly be noticeable, I'd like to stick with the first choice.
Right now it's between:
Burton Freestyle Snowboard Binding - Free Shipping! from Dogfunk.com
Rome Arsenal Snowboard Binding - Free Shipping! from Dogfunk.com
Once again, I'd prefer the cheaper Burton's but I may end up going with a size 13 boot (still have to get to a store and try some on) and the Rome bindings are listed as L/XL instead of just L, would that make them more accommodating to a potentially size 13 boot?