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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 10:37 PM
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ok, so i got my trick set that i should work on, im not sure i got an euipment idea though it seems we dont have a local snowboard selling shop. i'd have to go to kansas city to get one but i shall do that instead so im still a lil sketchy on this. So i want a snug fitting snowboard shoe,and i wanted to know what type of brand i should get i hear a lot about burton :/ sounds cool. so what about the things that hold you feet in place on the board what are they, and how do i know to get what kind of them or type.

My favorite Snowboarder is SHAUN WHITE (totally off subject but haha yeah)

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 10:48 PM
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Ok. Don't worry about the trick set right now, unless you are referring to learning how to freeride, and turn and what not.

As for equipment, just invest in boots for now. And find out if you are actually seriously dedicated to this sport. There are tons and tons of boot companies out there, and your best bet is to just try everything on to find something that fits YOUR foot. No one can recommend one make or model that will be guaranteed to fit you. Burton is NOT the only company out there!

And you're not sure of the name of those things that attach your BOOTS to the board, then I really think you need to do a bit more research on this sport before you fully commit by investing money in equipment... my 2 cents.
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mr simmons, your enthusiasm is refreshingly funny. clearly you are full of piss and vinegar. enjoy!

to this end, whilst what they say makes perfect sense, pay as much attention to those who say 'forget about your trick set' as you do to those who bluster 'prepare for pain!!!!' (ie not too much)

the point i would promote to you, is you have found something you are aching to enjoy and so do whatever you want to enjoy it! if you want to work on a trick set then feel free, but your range of ambition might be tempered once you have caught your first heel edge and you are left feeling dizzy from hitting your arse!

pain has a good way of moderating human behaviour! if you can take it, then bully for you! go big or go home!

you have to bare in mind tho, that occasionally people do get very hurt or sometimes dead from trying to run before they can walk. but this ain't limited to only sideways sliding!

but that said, the hill i learnt on in italia, had a gang of locals who sucked arse when just riding the piste, but bugger me if they wouldn't detour off into the boarder-x park and throw perfect back flips off the berms! they might've been snowboard virgins, but they spent all summer doing back flips off their pool's high board; they merged the two and had a blast and that my friend IS THE ONLY LESSON YOU NEED TO TAKE..... have fun!

oh and whilst snowolf had a good point about getting an intermediate plank instead of a learner (ie forward thinking)... i used an entry level board for about 5 years and it was farking awesome! for sure it couldn't do the stuff some other boards could, but for messing about as a 'junker board' my Burton Clash was a fun bit of kit!

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haha yeah i understand about pain and jumping ahead of my self im just stoaked to do it this year im just gonna have the problem of finding a place were i can get my board and boots.
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you ain't gonna have any probs man.

you have tip top advice from those on here and a world of online stores which are as accessible as this site.

if you need to get schmutter in yer hands before you buy, there must be shops where you live; but if not, then they defo will have something at the snowy hill you plan on maiming yerself on; rent or buy (usually with tasty deals if rented / bought with a lift pass)

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bloody hell wolfy; you going for snowboard sainthood? talk aboot going above and beyond the call of duty!

i'm inclined to feel that wannabes like mr simmons could find their own way; 'where there's a will......'

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