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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 07:13 AM
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Upgrading my set - recommendations?

Hey all,

I'm looking at upgrading my board/bindings when I head over to Canada/US at the end of the year - the prices there are so much better than what's on offer here in Australia, I think I'd be silly not to at least think about it!

At the moment I have a real beginner set - my rational behind buying it was just to have my own board to muck around, find out what I like and what I don't, and not have to worry too much about getting it trashed around too much while I work out what I'm doing

Bit of background - I'm not into parks and stuff yet, but that's not to say I won't give it a go, but just freeriding for the moment...I'm just getting confident with linking on blue runs, and think I should have that pretty under control by the time I head over at the end of the year. I'm riding a 140 at the moment.

What would your recommendations be for a good progressive board and bindings, up to about $600 (Canadian) for both?

Thanks in advance!
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canaduh ain't cheap at all! seriously!

coming from the uber pricey UK, i had expected to make like a bandit, out in big mountain country! not one bit of it tho! canuck costs more than limey! even for stuff made out there!

seppolandia tho..... sale of the farking century (assuming you can handle the tax dollars buying more bombs!) but nothing is cheaper than buying online! and so the absolute cheapest is US sourced american web stores.

as for the actual set up.... well i would just say fix it on budget.... see what packages are out there; but now (the off season) is the time to place yer bets!

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Hey thanks for the input guys.

Weight wise, I'm just over 50kg. And won't be putting on anymore weight, I'm 25, so I think the growth spurt has come and gone.

Boots wise, I'm pretty happy with what I've got now, probably won't be upgrading them just yet.

Thanks for the recommendations bout your gear Snowolf - made me realise something...I forgot to mention that I'm a girl

I'm noticing on a lot of websites that a lot of the 2007 stock is on sale now (that's what's on offer at full blown prices over here at the moment) - how long does that typically last? I'm up north in about mid-November...any chance that the prices will still be good by then?

THanks agian for your help!
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As far as female set ups that would be good to look into I'd suggest something in the higher 140 range nothing over a 151. I'd check out the Atomic Polarity, Never summer infinity, rome blue. Bindings I'd check out the Rome Madisons, union milans. Right now is deal time for any shop so if you're coming over during peak season 600 won't get you too far in Canada, in the U.S you will. OH and ignore that stupid asshole Paolo's comments.
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Right now is deal time for any shop so if you're coming over during peak season 600 won't get you too far in Canada, in the U.S you will. OH and ignore that stupid asshole Paolo's comments.
WHAT'S YOU FARKING BOGGLE NUMB NUTS? haven't you just echoed what i just said; aboot canuck being pricier than seppo? duh.

and i would've recommended the madison as well, coz my missus bought em last year; but i would be concerned about the finish of all their fancy bits of bling, coz it is prone to tearing and falling off, so have some super glue at the ready.

oh and Avenger....bite me.

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Thanks for the recommendations! Love the look of the Atomic Polarity, but am aware that I'm looking at the 06/07 model - though that doesn't really bother me! I'll definitely have a look at those boards you've recommended, and I've heard really good things about the Madison bindings, so I'll certainly be looking into them.

Am I right in thinking that buying online is the way to go? My only problem with that is that once I get up north, I'll be moving between hostels, which makes delivery a minor issue! I can't really look at getting it now - firstly, I'm thinking postage to down under might be a bit, and also I probably need to ride out the rest of the (rapidly melting) australian season on my current set up before I can justify picking up the new stuff!
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Anyways like what the Wolf said with shipping find either a Fed Ex, DHL, UPS, or whatever they are using to ships main store. Have them ship to that store and they should hold it for you, just make sure to work it out with which ever shipper you are using.

I'd say check out evo | Skis, Snowboards, Wakeboards, and Apparel , ChristySports.com, Rental Skis, ski bindings, ski poles. . Skiing accessories for sale at discount prices. , Google Product Search can always point you in the right direction.
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Thanks again for the help, am looking into some of those options! Am also checking out some of the sales that are popping up around here (Australia) at the moment - still not much of a bargain compared to even normal retail prices over there!

Had a look at the Rome Madisons (06/07) yesterday, definitely like the look of them, and hear they ride really really well!!

Also was having a chat about a couple of other boards - has anyone heard anything about these, and how they fare? I'm aware some of them are outside my price range that I set originally, but if they're relaly worth the dosh, then I might be able to stretch a little further...I also realise that some of them are freestyle boards, but I probably wouldn't mind having that versatility, coz I do want to get into doing the park stuff too eventually!

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