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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 08:56 PM
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Exclamation Noob needing help finding a good snowboard.

I would love to get into snowboarding and get my own gear, but i need some help.

Im 5'5 and 260 pounds, and i have no idea which length of board i would get, help please!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 08:59 PM
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Rent first to make sure you like it! According to your weight you should have a long board, but as a beginner at your height I'd go small, 153 or so.
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Agreed. If you have never gone before you need to rent first. You can also try out different sizes. If you rent once and get a 159, but you want to try a 156 the second time, just tell them at the counter and they'll get it for you.

Also, before you buy, I recommend you demo some stuff. It's worth it when you consider what a board costs. Mainly, try different flexes. Since you didn't mention a style, I can only assume you aren't sure yet. That factors into your board, too. You don't want to buy a park board only to find out you hate the park.
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