|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|02-19-2014 12:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Big Johnny69 View Post
buy a good pair of boots, have it properly fitted to you.
rent boards the rest of the season.
end of season and beginning next season... buy new, leftover equipment.
|02-19-2014 11:39 AM|
|CassMT||keep it simple, you are fine with a 'normal' no wide needed for a 12 foot, esp if you are starting out...i would go with a 160 minimum for your weight though|
|02-19-2014 11:09 AM|
I'm a 11.5-12 depending on brand.
In regards to the "wide board", would a wider board make up for a shorter board? Or is it all relative to stiffness?
|02-19-2014 11:00 AM|
I just started and used the same logic. At $30 a day for rental, after three or four days I'm better off buying. Plus I'm gearoholic.
I still recommend you start by buying the boots. I got really lucky and found some 32 Lashed in my size that were almost new for less than $60. But you don't want to be cheap on the boots. Plus, if you need a size 12 or larger you may need a wide board.
|02-19-2014 10:43 AM|
|CassMT||i wouldn't go shorter than 160, and if your feet are more than 12 or 13 get a wide|
|02-19-2014 10:42 AM|
|Big Johnny69||So I've heard. I'm pretty determined...LOL. Don't know if that's a good or bad thing when it comes to this.|
|02-19-2014 10:34 AM|
|mikemack03||I'm on my 4th year and i got hooked right away, it is exhausting learning lol|
|02-19-2014 10:23 AM|
Originally Posted by mikemack03 View Post
Thx for the advice Mike. I can buy packages for the same cost, so my thought was to purchase, give it a few gos and if I don't like it re-sell the stuff for what I paid (or close to that).
I'm not a quitter so I am hoping I like it and could get a season or two out of the gear before buying new.
|02-19-2014 10:19 AM|
|mikemack03||I'd would definitely rent, Why invest in equipt when you don't even know what you want out of it in terms of feel and ride. however im 6-2 210 and i ride a 165cm. Also you may only be able to use a wide board due to shoe size. Seasonal rentals are about 100.00 fo board boots and bindings|
|02-19-2014 10:14 AM|
Newbie All Around!!
Hey guys, decided to take the leap from skiing to snowboarding. Going to give it my first attempt this weekend.
A little about myself, I'm a 37 year old Canadian, 6'4', 220lbs. I know I should probably rent equipment first, but I'm opting to buy used as it's $30+ each time to rent and I don't plan on giving up after my first try.
I was hoping for some input from the community as to what type and size of board I should be starting out on.
I've done some searching on my local used goods for sale sites and have come across the following boards and bindings I am thinking of picking up.
Sims FS400WD Austria series 156cm w/ UpLink bindings
Elan Spectra 65 162cm w/ Liquid bindings
Ride National Series 163cm w/ Ride bindings
Deeluxe LDX59 158cm w/ Ride bindings
LTD 163cm (not sure of series as poster hasn't replied back yet) w/ LTD bindings
I plan to do mainly just mountain runs with the possibility of progressing to the odd jump here and there. Park time may come later if I get hooked.
Thanks in advance and I look forward to reading up on all things board!!