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06-15-2014 12:50 PM
kosmoz
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Well, As has been mentioned,... just about anything (that is appropriate size & quality wise anyway) that will get you out and riding in the beginning will be just fine!

Now!!! With the money you saved,... Don't be penny wise & pound foolish! Invest in a pair of "GOOD, Quality, Well fitting BOOTS!!" Try on as many pairs in your size and maybe even a half size up or down! Get your feet into as many pairs as you possibly can! DO NOT go with rental boots!! They suck worse than the boards!

And again, don't forget those lessons!
to lazy to read everything again, but I'm sure, that author has K2 darko boots excellent setup which will last at least for a few seasons. Congrats.
06-15-2014 10:45 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by daly87 View Post
Hi guys. I appreciate the advice you lot have given. Taking some advice and also going for a cost effective option I went for the wildlife! Because of some advice and also it was 250 with apo dual entry bindings. So I thought it was a good deal as bindings don't seem to be cheap!

Hope this gets me of to a good start. So excited to go now....
Well, As has been mentioned,... just about anything (that is appropriate size & quality wise anyway) that will get you out and riding in the beginning will be just fine!

Now!!! With the money you saved,... Don't be penny wise & pound foolish! Invest in a pair of "GOOD, Quality, Well fitting BOOTS!!" Try on as many pairs in your size and maybe even a half size up or down! Get your feet into as many pairs as you possibly can! DO NOT go with rental boots!! They suck worse than the boards!

And again, don't forget those lessons!
06-15-2014 10:15 AM
daly87 Hi guys. I appreciate the advice you lot have given. Taking some advice and also going for a cost effective option I went for the wildlife! Because of some advice and also it was 250 with apo dual entry bindings. So I thought it was a good deal as bindings don't seem to be cheap!

Hope this gets me of to a good start. So excited to go now.

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06-15-2014 10:02 AM
davidj
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Originally Posted by Justin View Post
All mountain freestyle is the board you want to begin with. The wildlife will be a better choice then the nas for a beginner and its not a beginner board that you will out grow quickly. You can carve any any profile of board so don't worry about having to learn on camber. I haven't ridden a full cambered board since my first year.
^^^ this. I am an advancing intermediate and until recently rode a full up rocker "park" board as my go to all-mountain ride for all intermediate and advanced terrain. Reason i moved on has nothing to do with outgrowing the deck. A mid-stiff flat/rocker profile should do you great - stable and something you can advance with for a while.
06-14-2014 10:06 PM
Justin All mountain freestyle is the board you want to begin with. The wildlife will be a better choice then the nas for a beginner and its not a beginner board that you will out grow quickly. You can carve any any profile of board so don't worry about having to learn on camber. I haven't ridden a full cambered board since my first year.
06-14-2014 11:44 AM
kosmoz He was linking turns in first 30 minutes and at the end of the first day he started to ride switch. He's not a pro, but rides confident and relaxed and does not put in danger people around him. Never saw anyone of my friends to progress like him, saw two friends, who did not manage to link turns in a week
06-14-2014 11:34 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by kosmoz View Post
My brother passed 50mph with ease on his first holiday trip, after 4 or 5 days on a board in total.
So what??? Point it straight and don't fall and anything will eventually hit 50 mph!!! Was he in control? Could he have stopped, gone switch or turned on a dime to avoid killing himself,..? (Or what's more likely, someone else!?).

I doubt it!! Any knuckle dragger can bomb a hill and hit 40-50-60 mph. Doesn't mean shit about their real skill or ability as a snowboarder.

It only proves "Gravity Works!"
06-14-2014 11:27 AM
kosmoz He was skiing for a few years, so he knows the concept of how a ski or a board needs to be placed. I have never seen anyone to progress as fast as he does, but it does not take anything from a strong freestyle board with waxed sintered base.
06-14-2014 11:23 AM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by kosmoz View Post
I did the same, turned down salmon sabotage, which was described as freestyle board and bought the man's board, which is aggressive all mountain board, and after I tried my brothers sabotage I changed my mind. I definitely would not buy myself or recommend you to buy some kind of noodle with slow base and full rocker, but I will always recommend a strong freestyle rated board, which has 5 or 6 flex rate, is at least flat or some kind of camber and a good base. My brother passed 50mph with ease on his first holiday trip, after 4 or 5 days on a board in total.

so common sense runs in the family.
/sarc
06-14-2014 11:16 AM
kosmoz
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Originally Posted by daly87 View Post
Kosmoz I turned agaisnt the ride wildlife because the description when u read up on it put it in a freestyle category and I just want to go down the mountain. No freestyle tricks and stuff....yet

Unless iv completely missunderstood the term freestyle
I did the same, turned down salmon sabotage, which was described as freestyle board and bought the man's board, which is aggressive all mountain board, and after I tried my brothers sabotage I changed my mind. I definitely would not buy myself or recommend you to buy some kind of noodle with slow base and full rocker, but I will always recommend a strong freestyle rated board, which has 5 or 6 flex rate, is at least flat or some kind of camber and a good base. My brother passed 50mph with ease on his first holiday trip, after 4 or 5 days on a board in total.
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