Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: an igloo in Canada
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Introduction, general questions, noobie advice
Hi there everyone, been reading these forums for about a month now and figured I would finally register and try to add to them. Sorry if this post seems a bit random and all over the place, I just figure I'll put everything I want to say in one place rather than making two or three threads and cluter up the forum.
I'll start off with a little about myself I guess. 22 years old, riding for about 8 of them. I'm 5'8 160 pounds, size 9 boot I think (11 shoe). Usually I tend to just enjoy freeriding, but I do occasionally hit up the park a bit. Currently I'm riding an 07/08 Burton twin with 07/08 Technine Coulter Pro bindings(I'm sure I'll catch a lot of shit for this, Burton and Technine especially don't seem to have a good rep around here). I've owned an option, a rossi, and a piece of shit sportscheck board before this though. Been hitting up blue mountain at least two times a week for the past 3 years(if anyone is interested in riding with me just give me a shout). Been to Whistler, and the big three in Banff. I'm sure thats more information than you guys would care to know so I'll stop here.
Now on to some of my questions.
First question is why all the hate for Technine? My best bet would be because of the gangster image the company portrays, and less because of the qaulity of product. I owned a pair of team 1's for a couple of years and never had a problem with them which is why I bought the Coulter pros this year.
My second question is more for my friend than it is for me. My good friend decided that this is the year he is going to learn, he has already commited to coming out to B.C. with me during our winter break so I know he is very serious. He makes enough money that he is willing to buy all the equipment brand new this year. I'm gonna hook him up with some spare pants, jackets, etc. until he can find something he really likes or gets a good deal on. So basically he is just going to be buying hard goods for now. He is 5'8 180 pounds, and will be mostly riding groomed runs. I was hoping to help him find gear from last year at this years board show, but I can't find any reliable reviews for any equipment from last year. He will definately be able to do black diamonds by the end of the year so something more progressive is needed. A bonus would be if the board or bindings looked sick(I know graphics and looks don't mean shit, but its his money and I'd rather he be happy about his set up). It would be best if he could stay within $500.
Anyways thanks for your time if you actually read all that crap, I look forward to hearing different opinions from you guys.
Shredding the ice coast, one hill at a time....