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Old 07-23-2007, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying first setup

I have been snowboarding for about 2 years now and I love it. But now I think it's time to get my own board. I have looked into it and this is what i'm lookin at.

A used 2006 Ride Decade Wide Snowboard(158cm) with Ride EX bindings(XL) (still lookin for boots).

I am about 150 lbs. and 6'2. My shoe size is 13.5

Does this setup work? feedback much appreciated.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My cuz (Nikolai on the boards) just ordered a Ride Decade, we did a fair amount of research on it and it's coming up as a great board, He's about 185 pounds/6"1/Size 13 foot, sounds like id be a good match for you as well.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i actually am looking at almost the same exact setup..except im looking to get the rx bindings instead of the ex...from what i have heard about the bindings is that they are durable and have good responce but its best to test it your self...i agree though...that setup should work well for you
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Be sure to get the right length for your weight.

I've heard from many other snowboarders that generally a lot of experienced snowboarders started with shorter boards (easier to turn, etc), and moved into longer once as they progressed. If you get something around the right size for your weight you should have a good idea of what will work good for you in the future.

Oh- a 158 seems good for your weight, by the way. I'd ride a 157 if I could get away with it, but I'm a bit heavy :P
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Since you're not an absolute beginner either, don't limit yourself to a small board just because it is your first purchase. It depends on the riding you do too. I have a long board in mind for my backcountry riding when I move out west. For now, my short board carves better on the midwestern snow.
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