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Old 11-09-2011, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, i am 22 years old and i am about to start snowboarding. it is somthing i have been wanting to do for years now, but since i left canada 8 years ago to a coutry with no snow, i never had the chance, now that i am back in canada. i am going to start boarding...
since i am new at this i wanted some info and tips...
i have looked into the camber and rocker snowboard, and stences etc...
i am into freestyle. i would like some opinions on this snowboard

Sims Oath Snowboard 2011/12 - SportChek.ca

i am thinking about buying it mainly because of the price...
and another thing i would like to know is 15 and -12 or 15 and -15 for my bindings angle, what be a good stance for bigginer?
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have personally never ridden one of those boards but i recommend 15 and -12. It is hard to turn as a beginner and 15 and -15 would make it harder. I think it is better if you LEARN with your front foot at more of an angle than your back. Once you master turning on heal and toe you can play around with your stance. Right now I ride 13 and -13 and i have been riding for 7 years. its up to you though. go on the hill with one stance and see if you like it. Keep switching it until you feel comfortable on your edges
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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where in canada are you and where do you ride ?
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey guys, i am 22 years old and i am about to start snowboarding. it is somthing i have been wanting to do for years now, but since i left canada 8 years ago to a coutry with no snow, i never had the chance, now that i am back in canada. i am going to start boarding...
since i am new at this i wanted some info and tips...
i have looked into the camber and rocker snowboard, and stences etc...
i am into freestyle. i would like some opinions on this snowboard

Sims Oath Snowboard 2011/12 - SportChek.ca

i am thinking about buying it mainly because of the price...
and another thing i would like to know is 15 and -12 or 15 and -15 for my bindings angle, what be a good stance for bigginer?
Well I can't offer anything on that board. That being said It looks good for you or any beginner for that matter. You just want something you can learn on and not spend a shit load of cash, save that for a year later when its time to upgrade.

As far as your stance I rode with a ducked out stance since i started riding,reason be is because it naturally keeps my knees bent so i have better balance and center of gravity. Have fun bro! I'm sure some more experienced guys can chime in.
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I like a +15/-9 stance if I am going to focus on riding regular. I ride a +12/-12 if I am going to be doing a lot of switch riding. Personally, anything more than 24 degrees or so puts too much stress on my knees and is uncomfortable.
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where in canada are you and where do you ride ?
im in ON toronto, etobicoke... but im going to be going to blue mountain
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well I can't offer anything on that board. That being said It looks good for you or any beginner for that matter. You just want something you can learn on and not spend a shit load of cash, save that for a year later when its time to upgrade.

As far as your stance I rode with a ducked out stance since i started riding,reason be is because it naturally keeps my knees bent so i have better balance and center of gravity. Have fun bro! I'm sure some more experienced guys can chime in.
i was going to get a burton but im gonna go cheap for now. start learning and next season i will go big if im gonna stick with it. thanks for the advice
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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im in ON toronto, etobicoke... but im going to be going to blue mountain
ice will be a big factor then.... eastern canada mostly ice... lots and lots of it...
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sportchek gear is lower-end and overpriced to be honest....

http://ontario.kijiji.ca/f-snowboard...earchFormZtrue

some decent used and new deals if you're patient enough to do the research and to sift through the crap.
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sportchek gear is lower-end and overpriced to be honest....

Ontario snowboard classifieds, find snowboard in Ontario - Kijiji Ontario Free Classifieds

some decent used and new deals if you're patient enough to do the research and to sift through the crap.
i have been keeping an eye on that kajiji but im not really into getting used stuff. unless i find somthing i really like
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