Choosing gear for beginner snowboarder - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2008, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
vwdarling
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Choosing gear for beginner snowboarder

Hello

I'm looking to buy my first snowboard gear. I'm a female, 5'6", 130 lbs (so I'd be getting a 147cm board)... I've been up at least 5 times, still can't do S-turns though but that will come in time. I've been looking at different stores and so far I've narrowed down my boots and bindings to the Burton Sapphires and Burton Lexa.

For a board though, I have several choices...

K2 Skyla - K2 Skyla Women's Snowboard - Snowboard Shop > Snowboards > Women's Snowboards
This one I really like.

K2 Luna - K2 Luna Snowboard - Women's from REI.com

Burton Troop - Burton Women's Troop Snowboard - FREE SHIPPING at Altrec.com
I don't like the graphic but I know it's a good board.

I think I take a long time to learn, so I'd like to get something that I'll be able to learn on pretty quickly... at the same time, I won't be doing any advanced stuff anytime soon so maybe I don't really need a more advanced board. Which of these boards should I get? And if anyone can recommend another board, that would be awesome.

Thanks in advance!
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-24-2008, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
con3593
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

boot I would highly recommend you do not buy online, head to your local store and buy there... every boot fits differently so you really cannot trust buying them online. For boards and bindings I know rome and never summer make some great boards. I have also heard good things about flow bindings...I'm 90% sure snowwolf will post in here too, he can give you the most accurate info

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...son-video.html

check out his videos, they will probably help

Last edited by con3593; 06-24-2008 at 01:47 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 01:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
vwdarling
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I've actually tried the Sapphires in store so I know I like them for sure... I've tried on other pairs and the Sapphires fit me the best.

The Lexas however were just recommended to me by each store I went to... I don't think I need anything too hardcore for bindings.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 01:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
con3593
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm assuming you want all mountain bindings since your just getting your handles, I see Rome has some good boards, but I'm not sure what kind of skill level they are based on...Snowwolf probably has some words of advice for ya, so I'll let him put his opinion in
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:34 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums