Check out my new gear! - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2008, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
jburgs47
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Check out my new gear!

Hello! I'm new to the forums. I've always wanted to get into the sport of snowboarding, so this winter I'm going to do it. I'm a very determined person, and I truly felt like renting would be a waste of money. So, I set out to get some very good gear for as cheap as possible. I wanted to spend as little as possible, yet have gear that would serve me for several years as I progress and get better at the sport. I've never gone before, and although new sports have always come to me somewhat easily, I realize that I'll spend most of the first day on my ass. A few of my roommates are experienced snowboarders, they have no problem helping to teach me. Here's a quick pic of my gear:






158cm Atomic Vantage Board - $125 (craigslist)
Atomic Mojito Bindings - $100 (evogear.com)
Salomon Symbio Boots size 11/11.5 - $80 (evogear.com)
K2 helmet - $20 (evogear.com)
Helly Hansen Gore-Tex Shell - $60 (eBay)
Smith Cascade Pro Goggles - $20 (evogear.com)

All my gear is brand new.

I also got a pair of waterproof ski/snowboard pants on eBay. They were only $20, the seller had a lot of excellent reviews. We'll see how they hold up after a day of falling down the mountain.

I also signed up for a ski trip my college (uAlbany) is involved in. It's called Snowjam 09. It includes a night of partying in Montreal, then three days of boarding at Mt. Tremblant. The trip is in February, so hopefully by that time I will have gone several times and be fairly decent.

Nice meeting you all and joining your site.
-John
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-19-2008, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
ThinkFloyd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hm. I would have reccomended renting just incase. But if you're confident that you'll like it, then I wish you luck.
And you bought your boots online? How do they fit? I'd think that would be a risky buy without trying them on first seeing as boot comfort is very important.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
forum_jiblet
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

yea renting would have been a good start... and helm's are for sissies.. its only snow :P
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 9,525
Default

HAHA you bought your boots online guarantee they don't fit right after 1 day on snow.
__________________
Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
ThinkFloyd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by forum_jiblet View Post
yea renting would have been a good start... and helm's are for sissies.. its only snow :P
uh uh uh. Helmets aren't for sissies. They're actually pretty important. Some of the most experienced riders wear them. I've been in situations where, if I didn't have a helmet, I'd probably have 3 concusions by now. And they're also becoming a lot more stylish lately. You never know what could happen.

Not calling the "non-helmeters" idiots at all though. If they don't want to wear one, it's their head. But saying helmets are for sissies.... nah.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 9,525
Default

Helmets for sissies yeah I guess slamming at 50mph into sheet ice and having your brain slam into the front of your skull is sissy huh?
__________________
Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
jburgs47
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I will absolutely be wearing the helmet. I don't mind wearing it, and in my opinion the pros far outweigh the cons. Regarding the boots, I know I took a risk. My roommates suggested I wear them around the dorm to break them in. They fit absolutely perfectly. They are snug and extremely comfortable. If I could, I'd wear them everywhere. If I had the money, of course I would have gone to a boardshop. I got lucky though!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 09:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
forum_jiblet
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

you guys prolly dont get 6ft of pow annualy...
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 09:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
ThinkFloyd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jburgs47 View Post
I got lucky though!
deffinately

Quote:
Originally Posted by forum_jiblet View Post
you guys prolly dont get 6ft of pow annualy...
But there's always, rails, and trees, and cement if your a street jibber. Rolling 50 meters through pow could be damaging still. And come spring and early winter it could get icy. There's always risks. But to each his own
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 10:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 9,525
Default

Nope Summit County doesn't get snow infact we ride on lexan sheets.
__________________
Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums