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im a snowboard noobie but love the sport...whats a good beginners board to start out?

sex: male
height: 5' 8.5"
weight: 170lb... trying to LOOSE more weight
style: goofy

im trying to find a board thats will last me a good amount of time... with easy pull-off bindings and easy-lacing boots in a respectable price range... im not making BALLN' so none of that crazy expensive gear please...well until i make bank

board: in white please!!!( i really like white boards with graphic design)
binding: black
boots: black

ive done some research of my own to help people understand my idea of what i want in my ideal gear set-up...

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BINDINGS:
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this is just stuff that i researched... but i dont have that much money... so i wont be able to buy a lot of these nice BURTON stuff. i just wanted to create a picture to add addition help... any help will be appreciated... thanks a lot!!!!
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look around alot more brands besides the overpriced burtons
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Go talk with a local shop - they should be getting new stuff in. And if they don't want to help "sell" you - then go somewhere else. Making that connection with the locals will help in more ways than just getting the right gear.

If it were me starting out - I'd suggest a board that is more forgiving or won't cath the edge easily. But go in - chat - and they'll give you some decent advice.
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im trying to find a board thats good for beginners. like a company other than burton... burton is the only snowboard company i know...but its expensive and i hear its for advance boarders. im also wondering what cm board i need... you know the basics to get a ready for the slopes this coming winter : )
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First things first, do you even know how to snowboard?
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yes... ive snowboard for 3 days last season. i learned how to carve(sp)... well i can do it but not gracefully like pros... i have whiped out twice but fell many times... i can easily get off the ski lift at the top of the slope without falling like a lot of people do... the highest difficulty ive went on is advanced slopes... i dont know how much more info you want... i can brake facing the mountain and facing the slope...

at the resort i go to, they give burton snowboards, bindings, and boots for rentals... so thats why burton is the only snowboard company i know... i got use to it so i thought maybe i could get a burton snowboard for my first board... but i checked the site and they are expensive as shizzle... i was hoping someone would please help me out with measurements for a board and tell me about another reliable company that sells snowboards besides burton...
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Ok, boots wise, just try everything on to find something that fits. While the boots you rented may seem ok, there's the off chance that there's something better out there. A pair of awsome bindings that will let you grow would be the Rome Arsenals, great for an advanced rider, but still VERY forgiving for someone who's still learning.

Board wise: look at companies like Rome, Ride, Atomic etc etc. The companies I listed make great products that will allow you to grow as a beginner, but isn't punishing to learn on.
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omgsh... THANK YOU SOO MUCH... thats exactly what i needed... thanks again boarderaholic
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does anyone know what cm board i should start out with according to my measurements on the first post?
sorry the snowboard store is kinda far away... i dont wana go a 45 min drive to go there to get measured for a snowboard... does anyone know? i mean 5' 8" is a pretty average height...
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i would suggest to go more by weight then height...most boards will have weight limitations on the back.....but i would think 156-161...maybe lil smaller if your all bout freestyle riding .....maybe lil longer if your all bout backcountry riding

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