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Old 12-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello i want to start snowboarding but my dad wants me to buy a board.do you guys have suggestions on what board to buy.Any help would be nice
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Welcome to the forum! I'm more of a beginner but I've still rode like 5 times.
Do you have a certain price range? What's your size?
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Well I can't give you any specific boards or sizes because I don't know your price range or body specs.

What I can tell you is that you should stick with any board that has a rocker shape to it. This will make things easier because rocker type boards are more forgiving and easier to maneuver.

You might also want to check out some used boards if possible in order to save money and see if you actually enjoy snowboarding!

Hope this helped!
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Well I can't give you any specific boards or sizes because I don't know your price range or body specs.

What I can tell you is that you should stick with any board that has a rocker shape to it. This will make things easier because rocker type boards are more forgiving and easier to maneuver.

You might also want to check out some used boards if possible in order to save money and see if you actually enjoy snowboarding!

Hope this helped!
well here are my specs
height:5 foot,1 inch
weight:110 pounds
age:12
foot size:10
pant size:30
shirt size:small
price range:100-300 (not sure how much everything costs)
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Too many boards to list.

But some that I have tried that I WISH I would have had as a beginner.

No particular order

Capita Indoor Survival
Bataleon Whatever
Burton Hero
Burton Joystick
Ride Crush
Forum Scallywag

All are fun boards that you won't outgrow when you get better.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well here are my specs
height:5 foot,1 inch
weight:110 pounds
age:12
foot size:10
pant size:30
shirt size:small
Well, I'm about the exact same as you. I just turned 13 about 2 months ago I am 5 feet even, like 100 pounds, and my size is a 8.5! Not sure about my pant size though

Anyways my setup is a Burton Hero 138 with Burton Freestyle bindings and ThirtyTwo men's Exus size 8.5. The Burton Hero is on sale at Zumiez.com too!

Burton Hero 138cm 2012 Boys Snowboard at Zumiez : PDP

http://www.peterglenn.com/product/burton-freestyle-snowboard-binding-mens-0?utm_source=Shopzilla&utm_medium=PPC&utm_term=Bur ton+Freestyle+Snowboard+Binding+Men's&utm_campaign =Shopping+Feeds&mr:referralID=cbe9e183-5077-11e2-8751-001b2166c2c0

The board I LOVE and the bindings are good! Here are links ^ the orange color matches the board and they're medium, which will fit your feet. Actually I'd be jelous, I have the black ones

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I started on a rocker and I believe that he would have more fun on a rocker considering he has never gone before. No need to strap him up to a camber board and have him hate his first experience.
Just my two sense...

Either way, There are many boards out there for your price range. you could even probably find a good package deal!
I'd just go to your local board shop and look around with your dad and ask whoever works there what they think your proper size would be. It's basically all preference, but since your beginning I'd ask them what they think a good size for you would be and this would most likely be a good place to start.

Good luck!
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Well, I'm about the exact same as you. I just turned 13 about 2 months ago I am 5 feet even, like 100 pounds, and my size is a 8.5! Not sure about my pant size though

Anyways my setup is a Burton Hero 138 with Burton Freestyle bindings and ThirtyTwo men's Exus size 8.5. The Burton Hero is on sale at Zumiez.com too!

Burton Hero 138cm 2012 Boys Snowboard at Zumiez : PDP

Burton Freestyle Snowboard Binding (Men's) | Peter Glenn

The board I LOVE and the bindings are good! Here are links ^ the orange color matches the board and they're medium, which will fit your feet. Actually I'd be jelous, I have the black ones
thanx but they don't ship to canada.i'm so pissed at zumiez right now
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thanx but they don't ship to canada.i'm so pissed at zumiez right now
Well... That sucks. I even went and looked up the same board on other websites and they all say "Only ship in U.S."

Do you have a certain price range for your board?
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I actually have a 151cm Burton Clash from last year. I only rode it 6 times last year and it the board i started on. I also have burton freestyle bindings. If you would like to buy either just pm me or email me barryyung42@gmail.com. I am a bit taller than you but i am your weight and footsize so they should fit good
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