help w/ boards
hi, i'm almost 16, 5'4", about 130 lbs, and wear a women's size 8 or 8.5. i used to snowboard and now i will be able to drive so i'm getting back into it and i want to buy my own gear. i guess i would consider myself an intermediate because i can ride the blue slopes. however, i have snowboarded before and learn quickly so i think i will be progressing quickly and i need a board that will last me a couple years. i plan on doing mostly freeriding but i know that i will want to try some park too so i guess i'm looking for an all mountain board. i've looked at several size charts and calculators and i think the right size board would be about a 149 but i'm not quite sure. i have also done some research and made a list of boards that i'm interested in:
-K2 Select 149
-Nitro Target Combo 149
-Nitro Target Crop or DOA 151
-Forum Recon 149
-M3 Axis 147 or 151
-Salomon Ace 148 or 152
-Rome Vinyl 149 (if i can find a really good deal, which might be hard)
-Morrow Lithium 151 (not sure on this one)
-Lamar Foxie 149
-Rossignol Sonar 149
-Rossignol Sultan 150
-Rossignol District 150
-is F2 a good brand? maybe the Myst 149 or Summit 150
if anyone else has any suggestions for other boards or things that i should look for in a board that would be great. i'm trying to find a board thats under $200 with the end of season sales
also, for bindings i'm considering the Ride LX because i've basically fallen in love with the design on the white ones. has anyone used these? are they good for what i plan on doing?
i havent gone to try on any boots yet, but i have looked at some online. i know that the most important part is how they fit and i will need to try on a bunch of boots before i choose one, but i was wondering what everyone thinks about thirtytwo and DC boots. are they comfortable? do they hold up well? what boots would you recommend for my riding style and ability level?
thanks for your help!
Last edited by ejuniorfan4life; 03-30-2008 at 12:00 PM.