A new convert needs equipmenthelp
Greetings to you all!
I just came back from the best snowvacation I ever had. Normally I ski and I've always liked that, although it had been a few years. A few weeks ago, my parents asked us to come along and we jumped at the occasion. We went to Sankt Johan im Pongau, Austria, and had the most awesome weather and fantastic powder.
Because my legs hurt when skiing, I tried my hand at snowboarding and liked it straight away! In the next 3 days I rented my board and boots, 3x in a different shop, and so 3x a different set-up. The first and third set-up were pretty static and heavy weight, the 2nd one was smaller (had 'junior' printed on the board) but really flexible and easy to handle, much easier then the other 2. Man...sorry...I'm boring you guys here, will cut to the chase.
I would really go further in this sport, have been looking to the indoor snow-and skicenters and found a few. But I also want to buy my own gear. And now comes the 'big' problem... I am kinda big :-)
I measure 5'4 and weigh 222 lbs, have a footsize of 9,5. But what makes the sport difficult for me, my measurements, I make up in agility and strength. I've tried all bootsystems and I think the Bowa or pull up work best. I'm a regular and would love a swift and flexible board, so I can handle it with ease, a freestyle board ofcourse. I've read about so many boards: the wellknown Burton and Bataleon, Roma, Flow, Imperium, Lib Tech, .... But what do you guys recommend? What would you advise for a big sized girl like me? Boards, boots and bindings?
Thanks so much in advance ;-)
Last edited by MaryR; 04-07-2013 at 01:25 PM.