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Old 09-27-2008, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First post, need some advice

I'm starting up snowboarding again after moving back to Canada from New Jersey. I've been snowboarding on average boards, from like Sports Authority or just retail sports stores and I'm wondering what brand I should use to take it to the next level. I've heard alot of good things from Ride and I'm looking for an all-around board, good for park, good for mountain, good for half-pipes, everything. Also if you have any recommendations on bindings too feel free to add. My budget is about 500 max for a board. Maybe 200 for bindings.

Let me know whats up,
-Colin
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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seconded for the anthem/targa combo.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ah, sorry forgot to mention.
Weight: 141
Height: 5"11
Shoe Size: 10-10.5
Ride Style: All-mountain, in the future looking to focus in on park alot more
anything else that would help?

and ty for the recommendations guys ill check em' out.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As i've been researching the boards I came across a certain aspect that varied between each one.

Flex, now I know what it means obviously, but as I said my ride style is all-mountain but I'm lookin to getting into doing alot more park (primarily jumps with fewer grinds and boxes) should I grab a stiff board or one with maybe a little extra flex?
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As i've been researching the boards I came across a certain aspect that varied between each one.

Flex, now I know what it means obviously, but as I said my ride style is all-mountain but I'm lookin to getting into doing alot more park (primarily jumps with fewer grinds and boxes) should I grab a stiff board or one with maybe a little extra flex?
someone more experienced will probably chime in, but from my understanding a stiffer board is better for jumps. more flex/softer board for jibs, rails and 'ish.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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makes sense, so possibly I'd want maybe a 4-6 stiffness rating. So about average.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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bump! please help
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ride concept TMS is a pretty nice board, takes abuse, super light, not two much money. and i belive its all mountain but little more park orented. check it out
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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hmm, im liking the Concept TMS 161, any good places to buy it?
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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161 is wicked long for someone who weighs 140 and wants to get into park. i would shoot for something along the lines of 153-155. i weigh 150 and ride a 155 for an all mountain board, and it works perfect for me. remember its weight not height that determines board size


and as for good places to buy just shop around online a bit to find the best deals
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