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Old 07-31-2011, 06:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I've been to the snow a few times now and I can 'carve' alright, brake and such.
I'm just wondering what board and binding's I should get.
I will be buying online (cheap), money isn't a problem.
I know I love cruising and I know I'll get into some tricks soon enough. What would be the best board for me? I'll be getting it late this year. I'm thinking of getting a Burton Hero 2011 since I hear it's a good all-round board, and some 2011 Mission bindings. I'm a teen, so I'm still growing (5"11) I weigh 55kg or 121 pounds, I ride in Australia (south-east), size 10 boots (think I should go for some large bindings).

What are your opinions?~

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, I've been to the snow a few times now and I can 'carve' alright, brake and such.
I'm just wondering what board and binding's I should get.
I will be buying online (cheap), money isn't a problem.
I know I love cruising and I know I'll get into some tricks soon enough. What would be the best board for me? I'll be getting it late this year. I'm thinking of getting a Burton Hero 2011 since I hear it's a good all-round board, and some 2011 Mission bindings. I'm a teen, so I'm still growing (5"11), size 10 boots (think I should go for some large bindings).

What are your opinions?~

Thanks !~
Hi Bray,

Stoked that you are loving boarding and are getting some new gear! Let us all know your weight as well. Also please let us know what area of the world you ride in. Height is not a factor in sizing snowboards.

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Hi Bray,

Stoked that you are loving boarding and are getting some new gear! Let us all know your weight as well. Also please let us know what area of the world you ride in. Height is not a factor in sizing snowboards.

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I weigh 55kg or 121 pounds, I ride in Australia (south-east)
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Hi Bray,

The Hero is a very easy board to ride and is going to be very fun for you. You will want the 152 cm which is 25.2 at the waist and 26.1 at the center binding placement (great for size 10). The only thing that you might want to consider is if you are riding in an area that primarily gets hardpack/icy conditions. I mention that because the Hero has rocker between the bindings and outside of the bindings and has a spooned tip and tail. That means that the effective edge is about as small on this model as on any design type out there. While that makes it really loose and easy for butters, presses, etc, it will suffer a bit when it comes to ice and hardpack. Frostbite is designed to help this, but it does not make up for all of that lifted surface and edge.

Happy riding!
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The Hero is not a good all around board. It barely makes it as a good all park board. Too soft and not a good all mtn center reverse design. The 2012 gets squeezebox which changes all that, but for 2011 its a park board more focused on jibs.

If money isn't an issue why are you set on getting a deal online? Shop local and support the industry.

Look into a Bataleon ET, Flow Era, Salomon Drift Rocker, Nitro Rook.
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The Hero is not a good all around board. It barely makes it as a good all park board. Too soft and not a good all mtn center reverse design. The 2012 gets squeezebox which changes all that, but for 2011 its a park board more focused on jibs.

If money isn't an issue why are you set on getting a deal online? Shop local and support the industry.

Look into a Bataleon ET, Flow Era, Salomon Drift Rocker, Nitro Rook.
I haven't heard of any of those boards yet.. I had a search of them, got any others ?
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