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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2008, 12:08 AM
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New to snowboarding...

I just won a burton dominant slick 54 board but I have never boarded...I am a skier but wanna try snowboarding. I am 6'1 215 lbs...can I use this board? Or, should i get something different to learn on?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2008, 12:36 AM
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You can't go wrong with free.

It shouldn't give you any problems as a beginner (soft), but should you decide you like snowboarding, you're going to want something more like a 160.

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Thanks! Yeah I won it at The WarrenMiller show Children of Winter movie premier here in chicago last Sat. Can't wait to try it out.
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its a good board, but ya you might want something a little bigger, Im 6'0 175 and I wont go below a 156. Maybe a 154 but thats a stretch
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I just won a burton dominant slick 54 board but I have never boarded...I am a skier but wanna try snowboarding. I am 6'1 215 lbs...can I use this board? Or, should i get something different to learn on?
The Dominant is pretty much strictly for the park and the Slick is specifically designed for rails (i.e. edges between the bindings are pretty much non-existant). I'm not sure it would be the best board to learn on unless all you want to do is the park. Also, at 215 lbs, that board is WAY to small and will feel like a wet noodle attached to your feet. Again, not ideal to learn on.

It may make it easy at first since the board will be very forgiving of beginner mistakes, but you may pick up a lot of bad habbits that you'll have to overcome if you ever get different board that fits you better

Congrats on winning the board...pretty nice! But you may want to see if you can sell it and learn on a board that works for you much better.
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You could always sell it and get a another board that is nicer and fits you better.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2008, 04:25 PM
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Thanks. I figured that. I did some research and weight wise I'm way off the league. Plus with no edges...I'd look like a fool falling all the time. I appreciate your insight. What board do you think i should get...definately an all Mtn. one. Any recommendations for a beginner like me. Thanks again.
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I will probably do that. Too bad I wasn't a shredder...this would be great, but still too small.
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2008, 07:42 PM
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The dominant is really nice. Too bad it isn't the normal one and the right size. Maybe you should rent to see if you like it and then get a board. (Remember if you do get one to go to a good snowboard shop)You might be able to trade someone for a normal dominant. If you don't want to do tricks you could get a fish maybe. Have fun riding!
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