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Old 02-26-2008, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so VERY long story short -->

Went to Mt. Snow the other week and rode for the first time. The rest is history. I immediately fell in love with. Despite falling on my ass every other second and I cant to go back.

Now instead of renting again and again and again I was thinking of just buying my stuff for next year and the end of this season. Unfortuantly I dont have the cash to get new equipment each season.

What I was thinking : (Im 220lb at 6'4 btw)

Rome manual 162 IF I can find it, sierra is sold out
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Neversummer Legacy

Rome 390's (Probably stupid move but I just bought them for $114 from Sierra)

Any boots that fit my size 14 foot.

Any opinions?

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dude, I'm in the same boat. I'm 6'3, 225 and wear a size 12. Have been doing a little research and was suggested to get something like a K2 After Black 163 and still looking for opinions about comfortable boots, jackets, pants etc... If ya cold, let me know what you find out too. Thanks bro.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dude, I'm in the same boat. I'm 6'3, 225 and wear a size 12. Have been doing a little research and was suggested to get something like a K2 After Black 163 and still looking for opinions about comfortable boots, jackets, pants etc... If ya cold, let me know what you find out too. Thanks bro.
Well clothes I'm pretty much ok with. I use North Face snowboard pants and they do themselves justice. They never soak and they're warm as hell. With jackets just get what you can that will keep you warm/comfortable with a 10k water resistant rating or higher.

From the looks of it the Rome Manual would hit the spot.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well clothes I'm pretty much ok with. I use North Face snowboard pants and they do themselves justice. They never soak and they're warm as hell. With jackets just get what you can that will keep you warm/comfortable with a 10k water resistant rating or higher.

From the looks of it the Rome Manual would hit the spot.
Thats the kind of info I need. Glad you told me about the 10k water resistant rating too, I didn't even know that, well didn't pay attention to it back then anyway. Things have changed so much over the past 6 years. Gonna check out that Rome Manual
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I was in the same boat as you last year, fell in love afte my first time out and bought everything before my second time. Needless to say, I don't use any of the gear that I did last season. The boots should be most important, goto a store and try them on. Mt. Snow has some good shops in the area that you may find some stuff. Without knowing how you want to ride in the future it may be difficult to buy stuff now that will keep your interest down the road. Although the Rome 390s are a good binding and will do the job. Try to go with a cheaper board that you can learn on in case you want to progress into a more advanced board. I started off with a GNU Carbon High Beam and that was a great board, semi-stiff, twin directional, great to learn on and not too expensive.
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