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what beginner snowboard should I buy?

Hi. I need a beginner snowboard for my brother, I know it's not smart to buy a used board but I'm short in money.

He's only a beginner and only starting to learn.
Weight 160lbs
Boot size 8.5 men's
Riding style : he's only a beginner. no tricks or anything
Age : 16
Your location of riding Vancouver, BC (seymour, grouse, cypress, whistler)

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If you trying to buy a used board, it depends on whats available in your market. Youre going to have to post up what boards you are looking at before anyone can tell you what to get...
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If you trying to buy a used board, it depends on whats available in your market. Youre going to have to post up what boards you are looking at before anyone can tell you what to get...
I'm mainly looking at what size board I should get for him.
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At 160 pounds and a beginner something in the mid 150s is about right. Check with Timmytard that guys buying and selling used boards all the time in the Vancouver area.

Nothing wrong with buying a used board/biding set, who told you not to? It's boots you want to buy brand new... And he really needs to try them on, please don't just get him whatever is in his size.
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At 160 pounds and a beginner something in the mid 150s is about right. Check with Timmytard that guys buying and selling used boards all the time in the Vancouver area.

Nothing wrong with buying a used board/biding set, who told you not to? It's boots you want to buy brand new... And he really needs to try them on, please don't just get him whatever is in his size.
I also know from riding with him that he prefers short board when we rented. I know that i personally like short boards. I ride a 135 at the moment. and i'm 5'1 and 125lbs.

What do you suppose the shortest he can go. all sorts of people have told me 146 - 150 would be best for him. but some other people told me not to go any shorter that 151.
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That is hella short. My wife rode a 138 ... when she was 100 lbs.

I'd go 154 for him. Depends on the board of course.

Check your local CL. I hear it's a goldmine for used stuff.
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That is hella short. My wife rode a 138 ... when she was 100 lbs.

I'd go 154 for him. Depends on the board of course.

Check your local CL. I hear it's a goldmine for used stuff.
my bad. I just measuref my board and it was actually 138. I saw a 1.35 so i assumed it was 135. LOL

so far here are my options.

Option Snowboard
█► Snowboard + Binding
Nitro Snowboard 154 cm, NEW WAX and edges sharpend
Burton Snow Board
Burton Men's Snowboard
SNOWBOARD/BINDING
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If he's new, any board almost will work. If you want something good then look a little further.
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Ya, I have everything he could need & the knowledge to set him up right.

I will send you a pm.

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