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02-15-2014 11:11 PM
nsrider121 Really good setup for a beginner.

You may want to look at other boards but the Ripcord looks fine. It will be nice and easy to ride, but since you seem to be pretty good a board sports you might out-skill pretty quick.

What kind of riding do you eventually want to do?

I'd go with a 152-154, wont be too big and you'll grow into a bit more.

With 10.5 sneakers you'll probably be closer to a 10.5 boot. MAKE SURE to get a boot that fits and is comfortable. You should be ok with a 10.5 on a regular width board.
02-15-2014 10:59 PM
O4X Ttt anyone?
02-14-2014 05:55 AM
O4X -Burton Ripcord $239
-Burton Invader boots $87.95
-Burton Custom Bindings $108.95
-Bern Macon EPS Helmet $65
-Oakley O2 XL goggles $55
Total - $555.90 USD
Good setup for beginner? That's just the prices atm. They'll probably drop by the time I buy. If I get the Ripcord, w/ a sz 11 boot and my height weight etc do I need a 150cm board, waist 24.7cm or a wide 156cm board, waist 25.8cm?
02-13-2014 09:11 PM
Originally Posted by O4X View Post
~ how much should a beginner setup cost? (Board bindings boots goggles helmet)

got all mine recently for around $600. helped that i had relatives in the US that I could get gear shipped to cheaper than here in Canada. Boots, goggles and helmet purchased locally

not top of the line, but should last me in my beginner seasons:
- K2 Formula bindings (last season)
- K2 Raider boots (this season)
- Rossi Templar (last season)
- Smith Transport helmet
- entry level Scott goggles
02-13-2014 09:02 PM
KellionBane I bought my kit in October (4 months ago (Worst possible time to get into the sport))... It cost me around $1,700 CAD. I didn't skimp on anything, though I did try to buy as much as I could from last year's stuff to save money. But I needed everything.

You could probably get into the sport for well under 1k, if you buy entry level crap you'll have to replace in a year or two.

And under 300-500 if you buy used (don't buy a used helmet or boots).

Also buying at the end of the season when everything is 40% off will also save you quite a bit.
02-13-2014 08:27 PM
O4X ~ how much should a beginner setup cost? (Board bindings boots goggles helmet)
02-12-2014 11:14 PM
Liliana I also suggest to rent and take lessons first. But it's still a valid point about the other gear, and personally, I use a regular winter jacket. I actually wear it on a regular basis in the winter, not just riding. Just make sure it is waterproof. Pants don't need to be "snowboarding", but they need to be some sort of "snow" pants that are waterproof and can be layered over fleece. Those are usually less re-usable for other purposes aside from other snow activities. Just don't ride in jeans, it's ridiculous how well they hold moisture

Buy used board and bindings to save cash, when you're ready to go for it.
02-12-2014 09:19 PM
Jason Have you ever been snowboarding before? I'd suggest rentals and a lesson before you start buying stuff.
02-12-2014 09:03 PM
O4X Ttt anyone?
02-10-2014 05:37 PM
Beginner questions/sizing

Let me know if there's a thread for this somewhere..
I'm a male 16 140-150 lbs 5'7" and I wear 10.5-11.5 Nikes. Can someone help me with board sizing and boot sizing. I found this caluculator Snowboard Size Calculator, Sizing Guide but the numbers I got from it don't seem to go together when I'm looking at boards. I think I'm looking at all mountain. I'm not looking to buy right now, but by next winter I hope to be boarding. My budget is low so I'm limited to probably clearance/beginner stuff. Right now I longboard if that matters. As a beginner I don't have much brand preference. I've heard of Burton, K2, and Never Summer(I like their longboards). What's the cheapest I can go without buying total crap(board, bindings, boots)? Do I need a "snowboarding" jacket or will any warm winter coat do? I know a lot is personal preference, but with zero experience I need some opinions. Thanks

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