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Old 12-08-2008, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Beginner with couple of questions...

Whats going on everyone,
I boarded for the 3rd time, and really liked it. I want to buy my own stuff but don't know that much. I'm 150lb, 6ft, and want a smaller board. I'm assuming I'm going to need size 156/157. Also i want a freeride board. Looking to spend around $600 on all the stuff. So far I'm debating between the custom X (Burton Snowboard Burton Custom X Snowboard) and the bullet (Burton Snowboard Burton Bullet Snowboard) Any suggestions on boards, boots, bindings would really help. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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157 is too much board for you.
Custom X is too much board for you.

Board: O-Matic Boron 154 - $120 (or 151 if you're set on going small)
Bindings: Bent Metal Restraint M/L - $108
Boots: Try stuff on. Find stuff that fits (no, not Lamar boots). Don't know where to start? I hear good things about Burton Hails.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't wanna bum you out but LI is right. A beginner wouldn't know what to do with a Custom X .
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, and you say 156 is too big... anything you can suggest by Burton
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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why Burton?

try Burton Clash - 151
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Ok, and you say 156 is too big... anything you can suggest by Burton
Nothing that will give you better value than a $120 O-matic.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm a bit conflicted about advising against more advanced boards for beginners. I learned to ride on a Never Summer T5 which has got to be even less forgiving than the Custom, and while it made the learning curve a little steeper initially I think it actually helped me progress faster & build confidence on difficult terrain once I got the feel for riding. And ~5 years later it's still my favorite board for the conditions I ride the most, so I'm glad I did it this way instead of buying a board that was going to one day hold me back.

I totally see both sides to this though, the pain after my first time boarding is permanently etched in my memory, right next to having my wisdom teeth pulled...
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You should maybe try a Nitro board, cheap price, awesome graphics and very very very good as well.
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