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Old 07-20-2011, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WTB beginner setup - libtech banana board, flux bindings, kaiju/burton moto/lashed

Hi guys

EDIT- after the following items:
  • Libtech Banana board 156cm - 158cm
  • Flux Bindings Medium size
  • Burton Moto sz 10 .. or..
  • Thirty Two Lashed not sure on size.. or..
  • Nike Kaiju not sure on size

I just started and I would say I am an improving beginner for all-mountain terrain. Still learning the S-turns tho but I got my heel down for the falling leaf. Now working on my toe side. I don't do any tricks or whatever yet.

1st day - went up to a man-made indoor slope/park
2nd day - went up to the mountains (lower)
3rd day - went up to upper mountains

This was all using my friends gear but i think his board length is too long (162cm). Now I am looking to get my own gear - I prefer second hand gear as they are much cheaper and I don't have to invest in $1000+ on starting gear. However, my budget can stretch up to $500 depending on model & condition.

I am 180cm tall, 75kg weight and about US 9 feet, wont be growing anymore. Would I be a 156cm-158cm board length non wide..?

I've been reading up a bit and looking at lib tech banana boards, never summer, burton custom, ride, flux, raiden, Rome, flow bindings, nike kaiju, salomon F22 boots etc but not sure which direction to go..? Before I buy anything, I do thorough research and readings before jumping into it - it's my habit. I just want to make sure the board is suitable for my skill level and mountain condition.

If someone can point me to the right direction on what I should be really looking at, that'd be great. I am open to suggestions as well. Any advice about board/boot/binding model/type will be super!

Please let me know what package deals you have!

James
New Zealand

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Old 07-20-2011, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah, too bad you are in New Zealand or I'd have been able to put together a good intermediate set up for you for under $500
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ah, too bad you are in New Zealand or I'd have been able to put together a good intermediate set up for you for under $500
What set is this ?

Can you list the parts?

Thx
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Bump with list of items
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I recommend you to go buy snowboard boots in store and not online.
Snowboard boots is probably the most important piece of gear and you definitely don't want to get shitty boots or boots that don't fit.

Only because if they don't fit, you're going to have a painful and crappy time at the mountain.
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I recommend you to go buy snowboard boots in store and not online.
Snowboard boots is probably the most important piece of gear and you definitely don't want to get shitty boots or boots that don't fit.

Only because if they don't fit, you're going to have a painful and crappy time at the mountain.
110% AGREE with this.
Do NOT buy boots without trying them on first. And try to avoid them being used unless money is really that tight.
Then, if you must, get them online, but buying local is always best.
I speak from experience. Trust me.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah dont worry about boots guys

I try them on at a local shop and buy them from an online shop brand new if its cheaper
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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can use burton boots US 9.5
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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whats good dog
i have a 09' 152 DC MLF used no more than five times
i also have a 10' 149.5 technine re enforcer thats also in good shape.
holla for pictures
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a GNU Carbon Credit 156cm (wide) that is very similar to the Lib Tech board (GNU, Lib Tech, and Roxy are all made by Mervin). I also have some other items if you're interested.
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