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02-07-2014 08:31 PM
Kalrigan
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Originally Posted by MelC View Post
For your kit I recommend Hogtown at King and Spadina. They will set you up and give you a good deal on old season stock.
Thanks man.
02-07-2014 08:06 PM
MelC For your kit I recommend Hogtown at King and Spadina. They will set you up and give you a good deal on old season stock.
02-07-2014 08:04 PM
MelC Icy hard pack 90% of the time. Ultrafirm groomers 8%. Slushy mashed potatoes 2.8%. Fresh new snow 0.2%. Now you know. We love it anyway.
02-07-2014 07:44 PM
Kalrigan
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Originally Posted by Naturesabre View Post
Size is best determined by weight, but even then what style of riding you are doing, what sized boards grow to be your personal preference, and design of the board further change sizing. Basically, you won't usually factor in height all that much unless a certain board restricts what stance width you prefer.

Unfortunately for newer riders, like when I was looking for one, all-mountain boards can be pretty much any shape or rocker profile with boatloads of differing characteristics from one to the next. The girls and guys here will help out A LOT despite the insane number of questions they get asked about board suggestions, so you're in a good spot. To start, it's good to know what style of riding you're planning on doing(yeah All-Mountain but plan on doing much time off the groomers? in the park?) and what region you ride primarily(You already said Canada but I don't know much about Canada riding :P).
Weight? Alright cool, I'll go by that then. The style of riding will probably be normal riding around the hills until I get really comfortable, then I might start doing park. I always enjoyed grinding rails, boxes, ramps, since my inline skating days.

To be honest, I don't know much about Canada riding either haha.
02-07-2014 06:00 PM
Naturesabre Size is best determined by weight, but even then what style of riding you are doing, what sized boards grow to be your personal preference, and design of the board further change sizing. Basically, you won't usually factor in height all that much unless a certain board restricts what stance width you prefer.

Unfortunately for newer riders, like when I was looking for one, all-mountain boards can be pretty much any shape or rocker profile with boatloads of differing characteristics from one to the next. The girls and guys here will help out A LOT despite the insane number of questions they get asked about board suggestions, so you're in a good spot. To start, it's good to know what style of riding you're planning on doing(yeah All-Mountain but plan on doing much time off the groomers? in the park?) and what region you ride primarily(You already said Canada but I don't know much about Canada riding :P).
02-07-2014 05:32 PM
Kalrigan A quick question about boards for the future, I'm 5'10 and hover between 150-160 lbs so let's say 155. What board size am I supposed to be going for? I keep reading/hearing conflicting answers. Some say go by weight, others by height (the whole chin measurement).
Also I'm pretty sure I should be going for All mountain when I'm a beginner. But what about the other details? Shape? Camber, rocket, or hybrid?

Any adivce?
02-05-2014 12:07 PM
Kalrigan Will do guys, thanks.
02-05-2014 10:53 AM
MelC I second GreyDragon's suggestion. That was how I got started. There are several clubs in the Toronto area that do trips like this, the North Toronto Ski Club that GreyDragon mentions, the High Park ski club and the Not So Pro Ski & Snowboard Club all run weekend trips by bus. You will meet lots of people with similar interests and skill levels, have access to resources to improve your own skills and get discounts on lift tickets, rentals etc.
02-05-2014 10:29 AM
GreyDragon Join our club next year.
Bus up to Mount St. Louis and Blue Mountain on weekends with us - no driving.
Meet lots of people.
Free lessons on every day trip!

www.ntsc.ca
02-05-2014 10:22 AM
KellionBane Welcome to the forums.

Drop a line here next time you're heading out: Eastern Canada - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums

There's about 40-50 of us from Toronto, I'm sure some of us would come out.
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