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11-28-2012 06:15 PM
cd21
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Originally Posted by LegendaryFire View Post
Hey, I'm looking at buying a new snowboard! I snowboarded a bit during my child years but I stopped for a reason I can't remember. I want to start snowboarding again, although I am no pro. I was looking at the Burton Clash although I plan on snowboarding a lot this winter so I have a feeling it would feel like a little bit too much of a beginner board after some time. I was looking at the Burton Custom Flying V snowboard, is this a good choice for me or should I look at a different one?

Thanks
I just bought a Custom FV! But with that being said if you've never ridden a rocker board I think it will be a difficult (but possible) transition... if you want to stick with Burton I recommend this Honcho Snowboard | Burton Snowboards
11-28-2012 01:51 PM
Lamps
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Thanks everyone! I think I am going to buy the Burton Custom Flying V board! I am not too concerned as per the budget for my board although I'm wondering if any bindings and boots will work or if I have to check a compatibility list or something! I will be shopping around tomorrow for some boots and bindings! I couldn't be any more excited to get going on the mountain! What would be a good size of board for me, I weigh in at 163lbs and roughly 5' 10.5". I have no extra visible body fat as well. Not sure if all that matters but when I was reading a few sizing charts I seen waist width, etc. Thanks again for all the help everyone! As for the reason I quit was mostly because of how often I got to go boarding since I couldn't drive at the time.
A new custom flying V will use Burton's proprietary binding attachment system called the channel, which then works best with the right binding system, which is EST bindings. How much better is debatable. You can get non-EST bindings and put them on that board with a conversion plate if you want, which means that if you later got a board without the channel you wouldn't have to replace the bindings.

Personally I recommend that you get the EST bindings to go with the board, I like the system as it is infinitely and easily adjustable. Some complain that it can slip, I have not had this problem.

Boots shouldn't be a problem in terms of compatibility.
11-28-2012 12:33 PM
snowklinger
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Anyone have suggestions as per what brand and model of boots I should look into?!
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...uy-thread.html
11-28-2012 12:19 PM
rwspear
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Thanks! I'll have to take a look! Anyone have suggestions as per what brand and model of boots I should look into?!
thats a hard thing to suggest because everyone has different feet. i like salomon and k2 bc i have wider feet. as others have suggested, head to your local ski/board shop and tell them youre looking for a mid-stiffness boot for whatever price, and then start trying them on (btw new boots will feel very snug in the shop. this is ok)

boot fitting is a personal thing and preferences are different for everyone.

BOA vs classic - id suggest BOA; theyre quicker and easier than strings, and they can provide a pretty solid fit. classic is cheaper and more reliable, but if youre doing resort riding a broken BOA cable is an easy fix. BOA products are guaranteed for life and most shops can/will replace broken cables for free.
11-28-2012 11:06 AM
LegendaryFire
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Check out gear trade . com If you buy something from backcountry most of the stuff is in good condition.
Thanks! I'll have to take a look! Anyone have suggestions as per what brand and model of boots I should look into?!
11-28-2012 02:45 AM
tonyisnowhere
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Originally Posted by LegendaryFire View Post
Hey, I'm looking at buying a new snowboard! I snowboarded a bit during my child years but I stopped for a reason I can't remember. I want to start snowboarding again, although I am no pro. I was looking at the Burton Clash although I plan on snowboarding a lot this winter so I have a feeling it would feel like a little bit too much of a beginner board after some time. I was looking at the Burton Custom Flying V snowboard, is this a good choice for me or should I look at a different one?

Thanks
Check out gear trade . com If you buy something from backcountry most of the stuff is in good condition.
11-27-2012 09:36 PM
LegendaryFire Thanks everyone! I think I am going to buy the Burton Custom Flying V board! I am not too concerned as per the budget for my board although I'm wondering if any bindings and boots will work or if I have to check a compatibility list or something! I will be shopping around tomorrow for some boots and bindings! I couldn't be any more excited to get going on the mountain! What would be a good size of board for me, I weigh in at 163lbs and roughly 5' 10.5". I have no extra visible body fat as well. Not sure if all that matters but when I was reading a few sizing charts I seen waist width, etc. Thanks again for all the help everyone! As for the reason I quit was mostly because of how often I got to go boarding since I couldn't drive at the time.
11-27-2012 12:47 PM
Pow?POW! Pretty much agree with what everyone else said, the boots are obviously the most important part of your setup and you should spend the most time shopping around for those as you can. Id recommend getting some BOA boots if you can as they are way easier to suit up with IMO and you can easily change how tight you want them to be. As for the board definitely try to find a good deal on last years model if possible but id suggest any board with a mid flex rating really as itll give you enough stiffness to shred the mountain but at the same time be more forgiving as your trying to learn.
11-27-2012 11:59 AM
Lamps Go to a snowboard show that has lots of inventory, try on a bunch of different boots in the middle stiffness, not real stiff, not real soft, wear the ones that fit best around the store for awhile while you look at other stuff and see if they stay comfy. If nothing fits well go to another store and try again.


Once you have the most important part down - the boots! - something like a burton flying V would be a great allround board that would last you a long time. If budget's an issue then go used or last year's version, get some middle of the road bindings to go with it - if you buy used often boards and bindings are sold together.

I started with a fancy board and crappy used boots and what I learned from that I applied to my wife and 2 kids, I got them both new boots and used boards/bindings to start, the board doesn't matter that much.
11-27-2012 11:42 AM
Cormier Agree with above, but if you can find a cheap board (say a 2011/12 model) that's half decent go for it! But no, focus more on your boots and bindings.
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