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Old 08-15-2007, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now I live in florida wich kinda kills my snowboarding but not seeing snow for almost 7 years I am looking to go back this season,

I have not even looked at any snow stuff for a long while and was woundering whats new?

Im going to be getting new or slightly used stuff soon as the sales are better off season.

What is everyone recommending for, Board/Bindings/Boots etc..

Im sure I will be starting from the start agean as its been so long but I still want stuff that I can use after I get my basics back..

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What are the bigger snowboard forums?
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First order of business, weight, riding style, and BOOT SIZE*. After that, we can go on and find out what stuff will suit you best.

*If you don't have your boots right now, I'd highly recommend going shopping come September. I have no idea what size your feet even are, and having a boot size will determine things like whether or not you need a wide board.
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Also,
What are the bigger snowboard forums?
As of 5 days ago, this is probably going to be the largest snowboard forum on the net...
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use a size 26 (ski) boot, I waigh 135 pounds and im 6'1''

Riding style? Meaning what? Im a goofy footed skater if thats what you mean.
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What do you like to ride? Are you a park rat, all mountain cruiser, a mix of?

Like myself. I prefer backcountry pow. Steeps, tight trees, and occasional cliff huckin'.
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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whats new?

well snow is still white, but there is much less of it and the season is about half what it was in length about 5 years ago!

plus everyehere you go, kit seems to be more about style over substance! i mean really, do bindings need jewellery??
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whats new?

plus everyehere you go, kit seems to be more about style over substance! i mean really, do bindings need jewellery??
pfft, whatever paolo, my jewel encrusted bindings with the bandana tied to them are totally functional.

bro if you live in florida and havnt even seen snow for a few years you might want to rent gear for a while. usually smaller rental shops off the mountain rent nice gear.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think you need to work back into it slowly. I like the thought of renting at first just to get the feel, let the muscles get sore type thing. Then buy some equipment.

I like the vanns boots, nice insulation.

Bindings. I like my ride ones. The toe strap covers both the toe but can also be used to go across the top of the toes.

The board is all about the size and weight. If your like my son 5'6, 275lbs your looking at minimum 160 lenght. Stiffer boards work good for most.

As far as where you ride...to me whatever you get will work. You may need to adjust your bindings when doing pnw powder vs crank those bastards dead center when on our illustrious east coast where the real speed is.
Hahaha, I have a pair I like 'em! Yeah, Vans are good boots, but more importantly do they fit ya. Salomon, Nitro, and about a dozen others make good boots. All quality boots have good insulation. So find a pair that fits your foot.

Same thing goes for bindings. Though MPD's recommendation is as good as any. A lot of people like Rome and Union bindings among others.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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really? The snow has been pretty good recently the last couple years I think
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