Buying First Board - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 04:36 PM
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Buying First Board

Hey all,

First post! Ok so I've been snowboarding only once and although I fell many times...I loved it! So I've decided that this season I want to purchase my own board. After looking at deals on at half off on '08 boards, Im definitely ready to take the plunge.

Im 5'9 (175cm), weigh 160 lbs, shoe size 10.

My first rental was an older Burton 148, and although it was easy to maneuver, it was pretty heavy, especially compared to my friends 158 Burton Custom X. Now I lookd at a few sizing charts and discovered that my own weight was a more important factor than my height when choosing a board. Well the charts said that a 148 is for people between 90 and 120 pounds!

So obviously I need a larger board. Im thinking between 156 and 158.
I need some advice on purchasing a board. I want a nice all-mountain board. I was looking at the Burton Custom. Is that too advanced for a first board?? Pros, cons? I rode my friends Custom X for a little bit, so how does that compare? Also any other advice is appreciated, and any other board suggestions.
-sorry for the long post!

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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