Yet Another New Board Suggestion Request - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2012, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3
Default Yet Another New Board Suggestion Request

Hey all,

I'm new to the forum and relatively new to boarding. However, I grew up in Southern California and surfed and skated all my life. I first rode a snowboard in college but went once every 5 years or so since then.. I've probably been boarding a total of about a dozen times, mostly in the past 2 years. About 5 years ago, I went off a jump and fell about 10 feet and fractured 2 ribs and was slightly concussed (I wear a helmet now). I don't think I'm skilled enough to hit jumps yet, but I lack the normal fear reaction due to my years of skating half pipes and ramps. Sorry for the long background, but I just wanted to provide as much information as possible to get informed advice. Now for the details:

5'9"
180 during summer and 190 during winter
Size 10 boot

Living in So Cal, I ride mostly local mountains. Time to time I'll make it out to Mammoth, Tahoe, etc. I'd appreciate any advice you can give.

I went to the Burton shop on Melrose and talked to the worker there for a while and he recommended the Sherlock but I've seen mixed reviews on here. I don't know if I'll hit the jumps/park anytime soon considering I'm 37 now but I don't want to rule it out. Thanks in advance!
roypark is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-31-2012, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 161
Default

Do you have a budget in mind? Do you already have bindings/boots?
i recommend the NeverSummer SL. Then again, it seems like everybody else will recommend this board for everything except for big mountain riding, and i bet it could probably do that.
ilikecoupons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 07:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3
Default

I have boots but I need bindings. I'm trying to sneak out of the store with board and bindings for a grand or less.
roypark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3
Default

Well this is what I went with. I'll be heading out to Heavenly this Saturday for her maiden voyage.

roypark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 90
Default

Nice! I just picked up a Proto CT too, and can't wait to go ride it.
TBomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums