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Old 12-29-2011, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do I need?
Well snow would be good in the Isle of Man, but first things first.
I need your help to find me suitable equipment that would best suit my size and build.

Status: beginner - Can stop forwards & backwards, but haven't learnt to turn yet.
Weight - 20 stone 6 pounds
Height - 6 foot 1 inch
Feet - size 11
Wealth - I wish - and cost will therefore be a factor, even if I have to look on ebay

From the information I've stated, can you suggest equipment that will give me reasonable value for money, for a board and boots?

Appreciated,
Paul
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know if anyone here knows what a stone comes out to. Kilos or lbs is best for us.

In my opinion if you want a board that is easy to learn on and wont hinder you in the long run the best option is the Flow Verve. I-Rock with the rolled base under foot makes it really catch free but wont limit you're ability to turn. The sidecut if amazing and lets you turn really mellow or really tight, whichever you make the board do. Under $350... really solid.

Bindings, best for the money again are K2 Indy's in my opinion.

For boots, get these first, don't skimp, and try on whatever you can. Pick whatever is most comfortable.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1 stone=14lbs, so 20 stone=280lbs

so he weighs 286lbs
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you could try and find last years boards online because they are for sale for a step discount. if you weight 286 pounds, you would probably want a longer, wider board to support your self.

Im 6 foot flat and weigh 200. I use a 163 wide board
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i weigh about the same with same height and ride a 163 highlife(out of your price range) but because your learning prolly a 165 is good you prolly want a mid wide to wide at the end of the season ill be buying a 168 ride berzerken for free ride but if you plan to do park at all you prolly want a shoter board
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.
From the limited experience I have with snowboarding, I found it absolutely amazing and I really can't wait to do it again.
The Isle of Man is great for traditional stuff and I do love the TT races, but I've got the bug and I'm very excited to see the snow when it comes around.
Thanks again,
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