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I'll look into that once I get up there.
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Normally I'd say don't do Eldora, but since you've never ridden before you're honestly not going to progress to the point in one season where you're going to appreciate better, more varied terrain.

Definitely hit up CL for gear.

What size shoes do you wear? I may have a pair of boots for you.
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7.5, but I think I read on this forum that you should always get new boots bc used boots have already conformed to someones feet.
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Yeah, definitely don't have any that small.

The ones I have are pretty much new. They probably have less than 6 hours of riding on them.
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I don't know what size mens shoe I would wear.
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Well, definitely not an 11.
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Normally I'd say don't do Eldora, but since you've never ridden before you're honestly not going to progress to the point in one season where you're going to appreciate better, more varied terrain.

Definitely hit up CL for gear.

What size shoes do you wear? I may have a pair of boots for you.
I guess it just depends on what kinda riding you wanna get into and how quickly you learn...by my 7th or 8th day of riding I was hitting the real basic box's and jumps. Does Eldora even have a park?
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Yeah, they do. It's small, but Eldora has plenty to entertain a first year rider.
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Craigslist has boards and people reselling proformed shit. A lot of the second hand stores have some bottom of the barrel garbage. I would just say do whatever you feel like. It won't be that big of a deal if you buy new or used. Supporting a local snowboard shop is always a great idea, though.

Eldora is fine and will be fine for you. If you are going to drive up there you need snow tires, but that is the only reason you would need them. The front range area is flat.

I need snow tires if I'm only going to Eldora?
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I need snow tires if I'm only going to Eldora?
Nobody NEEDS them. I simply suggest them for anyone concerned with winter driving. I spend alot of time and miles on mountain roads year round, so it just makes sense to me to have a winter set (the last 12 years in the midwest I didn't bother with them as there are no hills to slide off of, now that I know how good they work I would probably reverse that choice, but I got out ok...). As I have said before many times on my soap box, the difference between snowtires and not is remarkable when in bad conditions. I have also driven FWD and RWD vehicles in the snow with bald tires, its really all about not being retarded or getting hit by a retard. Denver and Boulder tend to get as much snow sometimes as the mountains due to some fancy weather phenomena.

Besides, having a set of winter tires is basically a one time investment, you always need rubber for your wheels! For even greater longevity you can add a full size spare of each and rotate them all! It seems like you are buying extra tires, but what, you just gonna buy summer tires even tho you live somwhere that has a winter? Don't worry truck owners accept this logic under no circumstances for the simple fact that they can pull me out of a ditch.

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