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|04-11-2009 06:01 PM|
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|04-11-2009 08:42 AM|
Originally Posted by arsenic0 View Post
|04-10-2009 11:43 PM|
|return2heaven||def don't rent boots, you could end up with something that will totally ruin your first experience boarding! Boots are the first and most important thing you should get, cuz nothing will kill your day of riding more than bad fitting boots. heel lift + foot pain = game over|
|04-10-2009 05:11 PM|
Originally Posted by Foxtrot View Post
|04-10-2009 05:09 PM|
I would do the exact opposite and buy boots(you can always return them after a day or two) and rent board/bindings.
Most mountains i've tried out here had trash boots that are either way too stiff, have zero padding, or are packed out from being ridden dozens if not hundreds of times.
But since hes a skier he can probably get away without renting, because hes probably in good enough shape to learn snowboarding without giving up.
Most people give up snowboarding because they are out of shape and get tired after an hour of falling.
Boots are by far your most important peice of equipment though, I would say moreso than your board.
You can snowboard with a shitty board/bindings and good boots just fine, you might not have the minut control you get with better bindings/boards but you can learn and get down the mountain.
If you try riding with shitty boots you will quit in an hour after your feet are numb or aching to hell or both.
|04-10-2009 04:40 PM|
|04-10-2009 01:49 PM|
Your boots are the most important part of the equation. There's no reason to spend lots of $$ on bindings since you've never snowboarded before. What if you drop hundreds of dollars on a setup and you find that you hate it?
Since it's your 1st time snowboarding, go rent some boots and bindings and try snowboarding before you buy anything.
If you fall in love with it, most bindings made today are pretty good. Anything from Salomon, Rome, Union and K2 will be good stuff. It's tough to go wrong with any of those.
|04-10-2009 01:18 PM|
|DC5R||I'd go with Targa bindings as you can adjust the heel/toe flex which I don't think you can with the Force. Considering you're new to snowboarding, you'd want something a little more foregiving, which I think the Targas will be.|
|04-10-2009 12:09 PM|
neither will u go wrong with the force...
a few boots that i tried on and really liked it were the 32 lashed and rome libertines.
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