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Burton binders, especially the higher end, are very solid, good straps, buckles and ladders. I would definitely get them over Gnu.

As for the board - if you're still getting the Rider's Choice - don't forget a helmet and enjoy the scorpions

My personal opinion: you'll have more fun, progress faster, and feel better on a K2 Turbo Dream with a rocker - flat - rocker profile, which is very versatile and great for advanced riding when you get there, for both park and Alaska but whatever... The only part where I found the TD lacking is edge tech for ice and hardpack (and on top of this I changed the base bevel @ 2 degrees for rails and stuff, which isn't helping). Btw, I was looking at the Rider's Choice last season specifically for this reason mostly: magnetraction edge. Luckily, I found a better (for me) board: Smokin Superpark.
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Dude go with what you want, i would bet anything no matter what boards people learned on they scorpioned, i learned on C2 skunk ape and loved it, i enjoyed pushing myself and like a challenge, ohh and lets not forget that reverse camber has been around for a short time in that mainstream and snowboarding survived on cambered boards for years and years. Don't let people talk you out of something you want cos they did or rode something different.

I now own a riders choice and love it, i also have a berzerker which i will test out this weekend!!!! did i also mention that my best mate learned to ride on a riders choice......go with what you want!

my names's Petey and i have gigantic balls
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I now own a riders choice and love it, i also have a berzerker which i will test out this weekend!!!!
would like to hear how the Bezerker rides when you get it on the snow.
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Will certainly let you know once I get on it, should be very soon!

my names's Petey and i have gigantic balls
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thank you for your sincere advice first.. i need another one. so what is the difference between burton mission and burton mission est bindings? i see 2011 and 2012 models of burton bindings. supposedly 2012 would be better variant but does it make any significant difference if i buy 2011 model? and it's clear that 157,5 size is suitable for me, but GNU carbon credit has 156 and 159, and the difference between 156- 157,5 and 159-157,5 is almost the same. what can i do in this case?
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thank you for your sincere advice first.. i need another one. so what is the difference between burton mission and burton mission est bindings? i see 2011 and 2012 models of burton bindings. supposedly 2012 would be better variant but does it make any significant difference if i buy 2011 model? and it's clear that 157,5 size is suitable for me, but GNU carbon credit has 156 and 159, and the difference between 156- 157,5 and 159-157,5 is almost the same. what can i do in this case?
EST will NOT mount on a non-burton board. They will only work with the channel. You want the non-EST bindings...

If you're half way between size ratings, just take your pick. If you're newer, running lower speeds, or generally horsing around, go a little shorter. A more experienced rider, running higher speeds, and running more off-piste trails will benefit from a slightly longer board.

I was 175 lb this winter and ride a 159. Although now I've lost almost 20 pounds so next year will be great! Powder float here I come! lol
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