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Old 03-12-2008, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What should I buy?

Hey guys (& girls..), I'm kinda new to snowboarding, I've been about 10 times and am looking to buy my own gear. I am looking to buy not necessarily entry level stuff but a board and bindings (and boots) that I can play around on and not have break right away since it's entry level since I don't consider myself entry level. I briefly looked on a site called ProBoardShop and was interested in the Forum Division 151cm, with insert mounting (I heard I-lock is junk). Any suggestions? Preferrably <$300 on the board and <$125 on bindings. Let me know what is good for my level in your opinions.
I'm 5'10" 180 lbs, size 9-10 boot and mostly just ride all around.

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, ILock isn't junk (or at least I don't think so.) ILock has worked more than fine for my riding, although I don't do much park.

Right now, I'd say check SierraSnowboard - most of the boards (Besides Lib and Burton) are half off. What kind of riding are you planning on doing? All mountain? Park? A mix of the two? A good board if you're doing both is the Salomon Prospect; its a bit on the stiffer side, but its a good board. I'd also say chewck out a Forum Youngblood team ($195) or the Gnu CHB MTX.

Bindings...you missed the sales on whiskeymilitia I'm assuming. I like my Burton missions...botts you have to try in store to find a good fit.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe Forum has discontinued the use of the I-Lock system in their 08 boards so anything from this year is going to be standard inserts.
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planning on doing mostly mountain, a little park. like the flex and feel of a freestyle board
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Originally Posted by quadxc14 View Post
planning on doing mostly mountain, a little park. like the flex and feel of a freestyle board
If you are doing "mostly mountain" 151 is going to be pretty small for you. At 180, you probably want something in the high 150's.
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