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Old 04-24-2012, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I've been snowboarding for the last two season and I've decided
I want to get my own setup.

I mainly ride groomers with my mates, but we like messing around and
taking it easy rather than charging down. I'm also wanting to try a
little park/jibbing this coming season.

I've done some research and narrowed down my selection to the following

board:
- GNU Carbon Credit 2012 (First pref)
- Ride Agenda

Bindings: (Not too sure about what to be looking for in bindings)
- K2 Formula
- ROME 390/390 Boss
- Union Force

Boots:
- Burton Ruler 2012 (they seem like a good boot for a reasonable price,
and they're available at a local store so I can try them on)

I'm pretty much spot on 6ft, 77kg (169 pounds) and have about size 10.5 US feet.

Any comments/ suggestions. Am I on the right track?
Also what size board do you recommend? (I never really paid attention to the size
the guy at the rental store picked out for me)

Mat.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very solid choices. Deck and bindings are all good, especially the CC and the Unions/Romes. Don't focus on a boot brand yet though. You have a local shop, so try all of their boots on. If you do that, you'll be fine for next season.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback. I do plan on trying on lots of boots at my local
store, I just wanted to get an idea of what I am looking for before I
do.

As for the board size, I've settled on the GNU CC, the 156cm is widely
available but I guessing that is too small and I would want the 159cm, is
that correct?

thanks,
Mat.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Na at 169lbs a 156 is about right for you for an all-mountain mess around board, for jibs, lower speed screwing around like butters you can go shorter.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's awesome news. So far I'm leaning towards
the gnu CC 156 and the union force bindings, but first
off to find some boots that feel good.
Thanks,
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seems like a solid pick, that board is really underrated IMO. 156 is a good length for your ability & riding style.
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