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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Help me pick a board

Ok guys I am new here and this site has already taught me quite a bit. Let me give you a little background on myself. I am a 17 year old kid names Chris who lives in Utah I am 5ft 11 and weigh 185. Last season was my first year ever boarding and I fell in love. So for next season I want to buy a whole new set up. I want a park board that kills it for jumps jibs and butters. I have a budget of about $500. So fell free to give me your opinion on a good board and bindings for me. Thanks
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What does your budget need to buy you...??? Just a board or board and bindings or more...???

I think you will be pushing it for anymore with that budget, but you may find some luck with the reduced price of stuff from this past season...

There are many bargains to be had, but in terms of what you can afford depends on how far the money needs to go...

Freestyle Snowboards | Backcountry.com

That will give you an idea of the savings that can be had, but it will be last seasons not next seasons, so the price reflects that... But it is not necessarily a bad think, many a bargain to be had..

And i am not saying you have to buy from somewhere like this, but it is a good starting place for ideas of prices you should expect...

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Since you're new, something that's good for a beginner but something you can progress with. If you're thing is park, you'll want board/bindings that are responsive and have decent flex, but stable enough for you to build upon as a beginner to learn good habits. Before you jump into the park, I'd go out and master riding in general. And learning to ride switch, if park is your thing, would be good. Do your own research and don't buy something because somebody says its a good or shitty. It's your money, so get what you're happy with. If you can, demo some stuff before you buy it.

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Like Kevin said, It's the perfect time before the 2014 stuff rolls out to find good deals
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Thanks for the quick replies. I want to buy a whole new board and binding setup. I don't need the absolute best. I just want board that is better for park. The one I have right now is insanely stiff. If I have to I could spend a little more. I'm just looking for something to learn new tricks on.

What are some good brands of boards and bindings and sizes for my height? Thanks for the help
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Hi Chris,

Your budget will go a long way for a jib board. You can buy an amazing kit very inexpensively. One more piece of info from you so we can all get you some informed suggestions. What is your foot size?

PS: Do you have a favorite brand that you were leaning towards?


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I would probably be inclined to think about maybe one of these...

Flow Era Snowboard | Backcountry.com

in a 155cm

and maybe some of these

Rome 390 Snowboard Binding | Backcountry.com

Board is $216
Bindings are $138

Total $354

And a sensible but progressive set up for you to grow with and into...

But search prices and products more for yourself before you decide...

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Hi Chris,

Your budget will go a long way for a jib board. You can buy an amazing kit very inexpensively. One more piece of info from you so we can all get you some informed suggestions. What is your foot size?

PS: Do you have a favorite brand that you were leaning towards?
My boot size is 11..... I might buy some new boots to so is there anythingyou have to watch for to tell the ddifference between good and bad boots?
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I think the only thing you need to worry about with boots is that you buy them in a bricks and mortar store, or at least try them on in one...!!!

Just because you are a certain size, does not mean they will all fit you in that same size...!!!

Also some boots fit better with some bindings, so if you have a set up, you can see how they fit the bindings as well as your feet, although it may be that you buy the boots 1st then get bindings to fit...

Haha

I only use boots with the BOA system, and have got stuck on buying the same boot every season now, being the Vans Aura, with a half size between the boots i buy, for winter and spring, as i wear thicker socks when we have cold weather, so need a bigger boot... But always the same boot now and new every year for 2 pairs...

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