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11-08-2007 10:07 AM
lisevolution Now I'm not trying to pitch what I'm selling to you, mostly because it's gonna be a bit over your head but I do have a board and binding set up that should fit you perfectly in the FS section... I would love to push it on you and I would if I thought it would be good for you but I can't so I'll skip it.

check out a Ride Decade, or a Rome Solution in terms of the board also I know the Atomic ColdSmoke has been highly recomended for a beginner intermediate board. In terms of bindings, Rome Arsenals, Ride EX/LX, Burton Missions are all good entry/mid bindings that won't hold you back as you progress. Gear, just about everyone makes good stuff... look for 10k/10k and you'll be straight...if it's only 8k don't stress that will be fine also. Goggles go to RememberDelaware.com carries the best ski and snowboard products. they have some VonZippers on closeout for like $30 that are absolutely sick and worth well more than that.
11-07-2007 11:02 PM
st.stark Check out the online retailers sticky guide on the forums. Also, check out Rome and Drake bindings and possibly the Rome Sanchez gloves. I have those gloves and a pair of Rome Arsenals and love them both to death!!! (But now really :P)
11-07-2007 06:58 PM
landonk5 Salomon Board Salomon Prospect
^- salomon prospect sounds right for you. at a super nice price too.

Burton Binding Burton Mission
^ burton missions for $90 (or you can get the upgraded ones for $100)

you might want a helmet too. cause if you plan on getting a flexy board
im guessing you're going to be going to the park alot.

googles. = whiskymalitia.com. just wait for an awesome deal. got
my set of Dragon maces for <$60 there.

pants i wouldnt go with anything lower than 15k/15k
jacket same thing.

gloves: you wont really know until you try them. unless you buy like
$70 gloves to make sure they're good.

boots: no one can really help you with that except by saying "try alot of
them on at the store"

and its probably better to buy last years gear cause it'll be so much
cheaper. the technology in the board wouldnt have changed drastically
so the main thing you're paying for is the new graphics and just the
fact that you got an 08 board.

board :200-250
bindings: 100ish
boots: 100ish
jacket: 80-150
pants:80-150
helmet: 25ish
gloves:30-50
goggles:60
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if you keep looking for good deals like on
sierrasnowboarding.com
ebay.com
whiskymalitia.com
steepandcheap.com
you can get everything you need for
under $700.
11-07-2007 05:47 PM
FlakeRipper Thanks for the responses guys...some good info there.

P.S. Jay-sus, every review I've read about the Ride Timeless focuses mainly on its hot, dirty-ass speed! I consider myself a faster than average learner, but I wouldn't put it past me to accidentally jettison out of the class area and find myself hurtling down Dead Man's Peak or whatever. That and I'm not a huge fan of the term torsional rigidity at the moment. Props for overestimating my killer instinct though!

(Edit) Ok, ok. Maybe super-flex was a bit of an exaggeration. I'll probably end up with a solid all-purpose board in the end. What's the word on these Forum Recons 'round the barrel fire?
11-07-2007 05:45 PM
alaric You sure you want super flex? A massive amount of flex usually isn't the best thing for a beginner.
11-07-2007 05:40 PM
Snowjoe
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Originally Posted by Traynor2501
Here are some general prices remember most of this is last years shit just not having been sold yet. Other then that read at your own behest i.e. this is my own personal preference,

Board: Ride Timeless = 330.00 Buysnow.com
Bindings: Ride Ex = 120.00 Buysnow.com
Boots: Whatever fit... I would say anything below 100 dollarish is the ripoff point :150.00
Gloves: I wear Mechanix Cold weathers, or Thinsulate Mittens : 50.00
Socks: I use regular athletic acrylic socks my boots keep my feet warm : 25.00
Jacket/Pants: The-House.com has some great deals on clothing packaging : 250.00
Goggles: I think the cut-off for rip-offs depends on the brand I would say anything below 50ish
Just try them each of them on until you find what you need.

There you go... the timeless may be a little stiffer just so substitute it for one with a little more flex. Or You can spend 330ish at buysnow.com again on a neversummer board also.
Yeah I wouldnt wanna put a first timer on a timeless, it takes some driving otherwise its gonna drive you. Especially if hes after something really flexy.
11-07-2007 05:32 PM
Traynor2501 Here are some general prices remember most of this is last years shit just not having been sold yet. Other then that read at your own behest i.e. this is my own personal preference,

Board: Ride Timeless = 330.00 Buysnow.com
Bindings: Ride Ex = 120.00 Buysnow.com
Boots: Whatever fit... I would say anything below 100 dollarish is the ripoff point :150.00
Gloves: I wear Mechanix Cold weathers, or Thinsulate Mittens : 50.00
Socks: I use regular athletic acrylic socks my boots keep my feet warm : 25.00
Jacket/Pants: The-House.com has some great deals on clothing packaging : 250.00
Goggles: I think the cut-off for rip-offs depends on the brand I would say anything below 50ish
Just try them each of them on until you find what you need.

There you go... the timeless may be a little stiffer just so substitute it for one with a little more flex. Or You can spend 330ish at buysnow.com again on a neversummer board also.
11-07-2007 04:50 PM
Augie09 oh, maybe this will help also. If I had to go generic on some stuff, it'd be the jacket and googles. You definitely want good weatherproofing on your gloves and pants, beginners spend a good amoutn of time on their a$$ and hands in the snow, a wet ass and freezing hands isn't going to make learning any easier. You might not even need googles in the beginning, I wore sunglasses my first 2 years.
11-07-2007 04:46 PM
Augie09 Guess this is as a good as any place for one of my first posts

For your clothing question, I know it's always tempting to go bigger and better, but I've been just fine with 10k proof jacket and 15k proof pants. I don't think I'd get anything below that. I am not going to bother throwing out brands, but find a good clearance, suck up the urge to do better and just purchase some basic gear.

you probably want boots around 9.5 - again find some last year clearance stuff. I just saw Van's Encor Boa's somewhere for 65% off.
11-07-2007 03:45 PM
xenster One Ball Jay wax.

Boots suggestion: 32 or Salomon

Binding suggestion: I'm partial to Flow, but it's controversial. Most people agree that Rome, Salomon or Ride are the way to go.

The rest are up to you. But like I said, check the classifieds on this forum, they are pretty good. Use google product search (Google Product Search) for deals on equipment. I randomly use ebay on new equipment from ebay stores, used equipment is usually being sold for a good reason. A lot of online vendors offer free shipping on certain purchases so I'd check with google products first.
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