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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 02:01 PM
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Which Board.. Burton Triumph, Salomon Scout or Forum Recon?

Hello, I've never snowboarded before, I'm actually from Australia and going to be in Lake Tahoe and Europe for 2 months and I plan to buy all of my new from either sierrasnowboard.com or tactics.com.

I do a bit of surfing back home in Australia so I'd say in between beginer and intermediate at surfing.

I've been doing a bit of research on snowboards, what size to get etc.. and I need a 156 or 157 board. I'm 173cm tall and between 150-160lbs in weight. I have size 9 feet.

I've found these boards at these following websites:

Burton Triumph Snowboard

Salomon Scout Snowboard

Forum Recon Snowboard - Snowboard Shop > Snowboards > Men's Snowboards

Any help with this decission would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Rik.
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You need to do WAY more research before you even consider buying, as you have 3 completely different boards up there. The Triumph is a tapered freeride board, which makes it ideal for powder riding and not that great for beginners. The Scout is a jib-centric park board, and the Recon is a beginner all-mountain board. The Recon is probably the best choice of the 3 if you are set on buying as it is beginner-friendly, but I would rent and later go with something a bit more high end.
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i like my recon
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Rent rent rent rent rent rent rent! RENT!!!!
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Thanks for your advice, as I said I still have little idea. The scout wasnt really in my list but some dude at sierra said I should think about it. Also, I just plan on crusing around to start with but as I progress I might try some other styles. I don't wanna buy a board to learn on just to sell it soon after.

Ive also thought about ebay for boards? Stupid thought? I had a look and theres a few alright ones on there, like:
2007 ARBOR FORMULA 155 CM SNOWBOARD BRAND NEW! - (eBay item 160149567753 end time Aug-27-07 15:29:54 PDT)

Ride Tempest 156 ,Flow Amp 5 Bindings, Men Large - (eBay item 320150553075 end time Aug-29-07 06:52:58 PDT)

Forum Eddie Wall Destroyer 156 06-07 Model Snowboard - (eBay item 150154164001 end time Aug-29-07 15:50:14 PDT)

Snowboard. Liquid 156 NEW. NICE!! great deal - (eBay item 320151209531 end time Aug-30-07 11:54:13 PDT)

Vision 155 cm snowboard with rossignol bindings - (eBay item 270159057644 end time Sep-01-07 11:52:15 PDT)

GNU GT 156 SNOWBOARD ~NEW~ GR8 STARTER BOARD! - (eBay item 160151231956 end time Sep-01-07 15:15:37 PDT)
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Go rent before you buy, seriously if you've never done it don't make the investment.
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But by time it snows all the sales will be over..
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No...the best of the sales are just beginning at the end of winter. And how are you going to know that you even enjoy the sport at all?
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Well for starters I am hell keen and plus I've been looking forward to this for the past year so I highly doubt I'm going to dislike the sport. Secondly, I surf and skate board back in aus and throughly enjoy them both.

The point of my question was to choose the best board suited to a begining snowboarder, not to argue with people that judge my actions for trying to actually save money by buying my gear rather then hiring gear for the entire time I'm there..
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We're not trying to argue with you. Just steer you in the right direction...More times than not have I seen students have to sell their gear because it turns out they don't like the sport. It sucks. YOU end up losing out on money you could have spent on renting...

But if you must insist on buying, something like the Ride Control would suffice...and when you go buy equipment, buy your boots first. That is the single most important piece of equipment you can ever own and comfort is KEY.
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