Picking a Board and Bindings - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 01:44 AM
whydrift
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Picking a Board and Bindings

Hey guys, Probably had these questions way too many times

Am looking to buy a board and bindings and wanted to get some advice
boarded 6 times and can link turns fairly confidently.

probably an all mountain board but would like to do some rails etc

Have size 9 Burton Hails.
171cm (5'8)
82kg
have just boarded the resorts around queenstown NZ but will be heading
to the Australian mountains also.

any help would be great, would like to avoid burton also as it is hard to get shipped internationaly

thanks
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 09:01 AM
Member
 
CoffeeNhugz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First of all how much are you looking to spend. If your already know then look for boards in the 155cm area. Then narrow it down to what your going to do the whole day, mountain or park.
CoffeeNhugz is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 09:42 AM
whydrift
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
would like to find something under $300USD i read a review on a ride - control would this be a good board for my level in a 155
i will be doing mountain alot more than park
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 10:30 AM
Member
 
CoffeeNhugz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The CONTROL has an extruded base, which means its not going to be very strong and that is why it costs very little. Look for sintered.
CoffeeNhugz is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 05:21 PM
stealthice
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Well for the board and bindings, it really depends on what skill level you are at. Why don't you go to a store that sells both, and have one of the professionals help fit you out. That way you can see if the boots, board and bindings all feel comfortable.
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 06:29 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stealthice View Post
Well for the board and bindings, it really depends on what skill level you are at. Why don't you go to a store that sells both, and have one of the professionals help fit you out. That way you can see if the boots, board and bindings all feel comfortable.
most of the time the people at the shops dont know anything. they just try to sell you whats the most expensive or "best".
i would suggest looking at Union Force bindings. they sell for $100USD, but you should be able to get some good end of season sales.
crazyface is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 02:39 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just ordered a set of Union Force's online for USD100 @ 50% off sale. It came down to choosing between the Rome Targa's & Union bindings for me. The Rome's have had alot of good reviews on this forum but with both having similar performance, according to a sum members here, the Union's got my vote coz they were better bang for buck @ 50% off.

Last edited by Mojo; 06-05-2008 at 02:41 AM.
Mojo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome