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Old 10-05-2008, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

This is my first post here, and unfortunatly its a call for help and advice.

Ive long wanted to snowboard, but never realy been in a position where i have either been able to or been able to aford it.... Until now.

Im going to France in march and want to get my own board etc. Im having tutoring so i know the basics but have never boarded on snow, just the fake astroturf like stuff.

so, what board and binding would you sujest

im 6'
weighing in at 205lbs 14st.6lbs
and i am a total novice


thanks in advance
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what kind of stuff are you looking to do? Park stuff like jibs, rails, and whatnot? or are you lookin to just ride the mountain, or even both?
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what kind of stuff are you looking to do? Park stuff like jibs, rails, and whatnot? or are you lookin to just ride the mountain, or even both?
not looking to do any park stuff yet, so just getting out onto the mountain
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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honestly at your level it doesnt matter too much what you ride, as long as its sized correctly. you can spend a few hundred on a setup or you can spend over a grand, if i were you i would just pick something in the middle. you dont want cheap crap, and you dont need a super expensive setup cause you wont really know the difference.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I wasnt looking at getting anything too expensive or up market, just wanted some ideas realy.

I have no shops anywhere near me that can give me advice etc
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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From your size i am guessing you have size 12 plus feet. I would recommend just as a overall board a burton custom or the Burton Custom X for a stiffer ride. It will be able to take anything you throw at it. has a warranty and will work in years to come. Boots are all personal preference. This setup will be pretty expensive but you wont be stuck with a board that you will have to replace when you progress in riding. Bindings i would recommend maybe possibly something like the rome targas or the burton cartels. this is going to be a expensive setup just as a warning. other options would be a board like the rome manual. bindings like the k2 formulas. other boards that will be around 300 will be something like the k2 brigade wide, k2 Illusion wide. GL with your search.

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Old 10-06-2008, 07:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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12 it is, good guess

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check the transworld snow...they have a list of good boards for under $400, might give you some ideas
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