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Old 12-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Begging for Help - New Guy 6`6/240lbs looking for Beginner Board !

hey folks,

its nice to be here. first of all i want to introduce myself.
im wiktor , 20 years old from germany. im pretty noobish
at snowboarding, but good at skiiing. i already tried
snowboarding and i felt in love with it. way harder to learn
than skiing(my oppinion). i love challenging myself !

uhm so my point is : im looking for a beginner boad. i read alot
here and on german forums, but my conclusion was i couldnt help myself.
as longtime member in other forums i know how annoying are those threads:
beginner looking for.... xy or best equipment for... but i doubt that are much
or at least some threads considering my situation. so please forgive and help<3.

my parents bought a house in the mountain and we spend every xmas + 2 weeks on holydays in poland. not high end mountains but good enough to learn it.

so about my board.

i guess allmountain is the best option for my first board. i will spend probably 95% on the piste and with some practice i will try myself in the park/backcountry.

as already mentioned im 6`6 and about 240 pounds heavy ( not fat)
im very thankful to god that i have normal footsize / at least for my size:
US 12 / German 46.

I also need boots and bindings. im pretty sure i would favor soft boots over hard boots? or?

i did follow some guides on the net ( online shops )but i got the feeling the results are not real and online stores want to sell v. expensive stuff.. (700~euro boards for a beginner.. ilold)

... and i often read here :- a lot of cocky rider consider themself for being experts on equipment and i dont want to get fooled by those.

about my budget: being a student , but having 2 part time jobs and living humble (no drinking no partying etc.) i would spend ~1000 euros for boots bindings and a board.

i also want to add if its possible: it would be great if there are boards between beginner and average lvl. about sport: i take everything serious.. and practice alot .. but keeping it playfullly. i will spend everyday in the morning and in the evening practing.. i also organisized a tutor/teacher.*friend of mine, but he said go only on burton rest is shit) - what i try to say:
i dont want to buy next 1-2 years a new board cuz boarding on the old became boring(low speed ..)

i really want to appreciate everybody who s going to help me

best regards,

wiktor

:: sorry for my crap english :::
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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*friend of mine, but he said go only on burton rest is shit)
Are you sure you want someone with that mindset to teach you snowboarding? Someone who says that one brand is the best and the other brands are crap doesn't really seem like someone who knows alot about snowboarding?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Gnu Carbon Credit for a board comes to mind.
Boots - whatever fits you best
Bindings - n/a
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you sure you want someone with that mindset to teach you snowboarding? Someone who says that one brand is the best and the other brands are crap doesn't really seem like someone who knows alot about snowboarding?
i totally agree with you , thats the reason i dont ask him to help me out
with choosing the right equipment but hes really awesome boarder and the
tapes he made were freaking awesome.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Use the Blue tomato Boardfinder and see what fits u best, then try ur local Ebay or equivalent and find a barely used 2nd hand one.
I found my 08 Burton King 167 (used 3 weeks in total) for 50 euro.
I'd suggest getting a pair of new boots tho, since they have to form to ur feet.
I got my gear in the pre-season sale and 2nd hand for a total discount of 62%
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The NS's are available here (I'm from NL, one country over) cept they are pretty expensive, 510 US$ turns into 650 euro here (=857 US$)
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The NS's are available here (I'm from NL, one country over) cept they are pretty expensive, 510 US$ turns into 650 euro here (=857 US$)
Still cheaper than Oz
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or getting canadaraped according to blunted.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hardly see NS's in the Alps, however they are considered the Rolls Royce of boards here afaik.
Nitro is pretty big here, loads of those around, and Lib Tech.
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Gnu Carbon Credit for a board comes to mind.
Boots - whatever fits you best
Bindings - n/a
this looks fine ! thanks alot
good reviews on yt

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Use the Blue tomato Boardfinder and see what fits u best, then try ur local Ebay or equivalent and find a barely used 2nd hand one.
I found my 08 Burton King 167 (used 3 weeks in total) for 50 euro.
I'd suggest getting a pair of new boots tho, since they have to form to ur feet.
I got my gear in the pre-season sale and 2nd hand for a total discount of 62%
uhm i tried it out... x-/

"Es konnten keine Produkte gefunden werden, die Deinen Wünschen vollständig entsprechen. Hier einige Alternativvorschläge:"#

only entered beginner 6^6 240lbs and none good for me.! but thanks

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Because you are in Germany and this is predominantly a forum of Yanks, before we can give you advice that will do you any good, it would be helpful if you could provide us with the brands that you have available to choose from. I am a Neversummer guy and have the perfect board in mind, but it does you no good if you cannot get one in Germany.
.. about the brand i doesnt care tbh..
friends of mine living in america and they could buy and send it to me.

about the perfect board.. im carefully listening
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