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Old 11-25-2008, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just switched over from 12 years of skiing and have now been snowboarding for either 3 or 4 years...i cant remember...anyways...for starting out i decided to pick up a pretty junky board, i went with a lamar setup the board was a 145 and it came with crappy bindings that i didnt like so i got flow mk4's. My boots were just cheap-o $50 5150's that are size 10 and my toes are now touching the ends. I am now sick of my crappy setup and want a serious upgrade.

I am 5'9, 130 lbs. , and my shoe size is 9.5 and i am lame enough that i just measured my foot and it is 10.5in or 26.7cm.

I spend a lot of time on rails and jumps and rarely get out of the terrain parks.

Im looking for a board that is between 200 and 300
and bindings between 100 and 200

If someone can help me out here it would be greatly appreciated, i have spent the past week doing nothing but looking through the-house.com and evogear.com and just cant make up my mind on what i want...

I like the looks of these two... let me know what you think.
Best Prices on Atomic Axum LTD Snowboard 153 - Mens Snowboard Snowboarding Gear Equipment
Best Prices on Technine Mass Appeal Snowboard 153 - Mens Snowboards Snowboarding Gear Equipment

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you ride mostly rails you could go smaller then a 153, I would say around 146-148. As far as boots go your toe should be touching the end of the boot but not be uncomfortable, I would say go anywhere from a half-size to a full-size smaller then your shoe size.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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as for boots i wear a size 12 sneaker and a 10.5 in my board boots. my toes touch the end of the boot when i stand up straight and just slightly come off of it when i get into my board stance.

as for a board... i have a friend that has the Technine Jib Snowboard and he loves it. it has a lot of stance options and it has a shortened tip and tail so you "get the stability of a longer board and the feel of a short board. This results in a lower swing weight that makes spinning wicked easy." It's 290 at backcountry.com. k2 has the www for 320 that is supposedly a good park board. I am going all off of what other people say because I rarely ride much in the park but have lots of friends that do.

As for bindings...I've always been a Ride guy and probably always will be. I like what they make and have never had any problems with any of their bindings. On that note the DELTA MVMNT is a freestyle binding that is 199.99. Ride Snowboards | Bindings | Delta MVMNT
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks...any more advice on size of a board?...i would love to have more than one opinion.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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im 5.8 and 130lb
riding 151 kinda like it in the middle
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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sub 150 if you barely leave the park, plenty of jib sticks out there which are cheap and cheerful
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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5'7 160 and i ride a 154. i would like a 152, but 150-153 sounds pretty good for you. 146 is pretty darn small imo and i am biased towards smaller boards lol..
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Foot size: 26.7cm = US8.5 (recommended) or US9

Snowboard size (could go even smaller if you wanted):
Jibs: 145
Park: 148
All-Mountain: 151
Freeride: 154

Try to find a cheap LibTech Box Scratcher 145 (unlikely).
Capita Horrorscope 148 is also an option ($350).
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks for the input guys... im looking at this one now:
Save on Forum Joni Malmi Snowboard 149 - Mens Snowboards Snowboarding Gear Equipment

And Possibly These Bindings...:
Best Prices on Salomon Force Snowboard Bindings Dark/V1 - Mens Snowboards Binding Snowboarding Gear Equipment

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