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j012d4n 01-03-2013 08:30 AM

Noob Snowboarder Qs.
So I just started snowboarding this season, and after 6 days of it, I've decided to purchase my first board. Obviously I don't want to waste money purchasing a beginners board, since I'll grow out of it in a few weeks. However, I do have several questions for the community whom are undoubtedly more knowledgeable on proper board selection than myself.

Just to help with the diagnosis, Im 5'11 & weigh about 170-172 lbs.
I live in Driggs, ID so we're talking boards well suited for Grand Targhee, Jackson & Teton Village. Atm, the snow is pretty packed down around here, but around feb/march we get absolutely dumped on. So I'm guessing an all mountain/powder board would be good yeah :dunno:?

At the moment I'm looking at 3 different boards. 1) The Never Summer Legacy. I'm a size 12 boot so the SL may be a bit small 2) The Never Summer Proto. 3) The Solamon Villian wide. Was told my proper board sizing was about 158W-162.

Any suggestions on these 3 boards, or any others for that matter would be awesome.

TBomb 01-03-2013 11:32 AM

Riding out there, where you get lots of good snow, you might consider the NS Cobra/Cobra X (wide version) which is a good all mountain board if you're going to be seeing some pow.

j012d4n 01-03-2013 04:19 PM

Wow, I completely overlooked the Cobra. I guess its similar to the Proto, but just higher performance specs. Cool thx

Daggs 01-03-2013 04:43 PM

I'm a beginner, who was basically in the same spot as you and I went with the Proto and I love it. ^ From what I hear, the Cobra is a bit on the stiffer'll probably want to stick with something with a bit more flex as a beginner in general, but especially if you ever feel the urge to start riding some park.

j012d4n 01-04-2013 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by Daggs (Post 560772)
I'm a beginner, who was basically in the same spot as you and I went with the Proto and I love it.

Aight, ima demo the proto on Monday & see how it goes. Both proshops I've visited rave about it so yeah.

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