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Old 03-17-2007, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys/gals, I've been snowboarding a few times per year for the past 4 years and i decided i want to buy a setup for next year and figured soon would be a good time to do it because of the sales. I'm 5'7 175 and have a size 9.5-10 foot. I'm an intermediate rider and like freeriding. I'm just lost on what brands to go with heights sizes bindings boots etc because the rental shop does it all for you. This past weekend i used a burton board / boots and it felt pretty good but idk i'm just looknig for someone to point me in the right direction.
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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can anyone at least tell me a website i could go to that could at least explain different things to me about boards and other equipment so i can make my own decision ?
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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can anyone at least tell me a website i could go to that could at least explain different things to me about boards and other equipment so i can make my own decision ?
a few ways to approach it....

(1) goto the burton web site. click on "gear." Look at the bottom of the page and you will something that says "product choser" and box that says "find my ultimate set-up." Click on that, and it will ask you some questions and spit out some board / binding / boot suggestions.

(2) Read this about stance set up.

(3) And check out this site for some basic info. Note the other helpful links on the top left side of the page.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks that helped a lot so for my size u think i should be like a 52 - 56
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Well, the basic guide line is board height shoukd be between your chin and eyes. If your going to do a lot of freestyle, go on the shorter side of things (even below your chin). If you a downhill speed-demon, go for the longer side (maybe even above your eyes). With that rule in mind, the rest basically personal preference.

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but doesnt board height have more to do with your weight than your height ?
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In addition to what sedition, people heavy for their height should use longer stiffer boards and vice versa if I'm not mistaken.
Longer stiffer boards also give you good control at high speeds although you might find it hard to initiate turns. With shorter flexible boards you might find it difficult to stay balanced at high speeds though turning should be easier. Hope that helps
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In addition to what sedition, people heavy for their height should use longer stiffer boards and vice versa if I'm not mistaken.
Longer stiffer boards also give you good control at high speeds although you might find it hard to initiate turns. With shorter flexible boards you might find it difficult to stay balanced at high speeds though turning should be easier. Hope that helps

*what he said*

I always make the (wrong) assumption that people are height/weight proportionate.
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