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Old 10-13-2013, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I started snowboarding last year and loved it. I'd say that I'm pretty good. Right now, I would like to buy my first board. I enjoy riding groomed trails, I'm not too much of a park guy. However, I don't want to go super fast. Basically, I just want to have fun. I was looking at some boards such as the Burton Clash, Burton Process Flying V, Forum Scallywag, and the Artec Haze. I've decided that I really like the Artec so I think I'll go with that.
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I am a 5' 10" male and weigh about 140, so according to the rest of the internet, I should ride a 155. However, I am still growing so I'm not sure if I should buy a slightly longer board so I can grow into it and it lasts longer. In addition to a board, I obviously need bindings. I'm not sure which color I should go with and I also have no clue what the difference is between bindings. Same thing with boots. My shoe size is around a 10, 10.5 depending on the brand of shoe. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance!
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any reason you're leaning toward the Artec? It appears to be an entry-level board, as in cheap, not necessarily more beginner friendly. I'd recommend a rocker or hybrid board over full camber if you're starting out. There's a ton of quality boards for steep discounts available now.

I'm your exact heigh/weight and I ride a 153 rocker board right now. I'm sure you'd be happy on a 155/156 if you're still growing.

Go to a store and try on a bunch of boots, buy what fits you the best. Bad fitting boots will ruin your day.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For one thing, I like how the Artec looks. I know that doesn't affect performance but if I'm buying something, I should like how it looks. Also, it fits my price range. And under the-house.com, this popped up under the rocker boards section. Do you have any recommendations for a first board?
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Last years carbon credit is less than $40 more.

On Sale GNU Carbon Credit BTX Snowboard 2013
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if you are gonna be buying online. this is what i recommend Flow Verve Wide Snowboard 2013 | evo outlet
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if you are gonna be buying online. this is what i recommend Flow Verve Wide Snowboard 2013 | evo outlet
No way in hell this kid should be riding a wide board. Growing or not. You don't need a mid-wide until you his size 12, and wides would be fine at size 13.

People think they will get toe drag on a normal board with size 11s, and it really is not going to happen.
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So any ideas as to which board I should get? what about a flat board? artec has one of those too. any comments on the forum scallywag or burton process?
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shit i didnt see that it was a wide Flow Verve Snowboard 2013 | evo outlet
thats the normal one
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Just a suggestion. Have you thought about looking into a used board? You can grab one at a huge discount, make your money go further if it is an issue. I just picked up a third board used off Kijiji (2013 GNU CC) for $120 almost mint condition. The dude rode it twice and didn't like it. I just bought it to see what the hype about BTX is about.
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thanks for the suggestion smellytuna, but ill be buying online so i can prob find a new board at a reasonable price. plus i like new things haha.

what about a ride machete or a ride buckwild? i also like the burton floater and the burton sherlock. I think those would fit my riding.

Also, i remembered the type of board i rented when i went last season. it was a burton twc standard. i liked it but i seem to remember it getting speed wobbles.
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