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|01-24-2010 04:19 PM|
|SPAZ||are you near a marshalls?|
|01-24-2010 03:50 PM|
|shreddinitup||I would definately rent board and boots. you can even rent a jacket and pants too (it's better than being cold, wet, and unhappy the whole time). You can also rent helmets/ goggles. THen, if you like it, you can buy all the gear you need.|
|01-22-2010 12:34 AM|
|zk0ot||tton socks are one of worst things to wear. wool-poly-nylon|
|01-21-2010 11:29 PM|
Originally Posted by SMDSkata View Post
|01-21-2010 11:25 PM|
Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
|01-21-2010 11:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Silverkripto View Post
The cheapest route would be to get some waterproof ski pants and some padded wool/polyester socks. You can buy $20 ski socks, but $8 hiking socks will work ok in a pinch (as long as they are NOT cotton).
You'll want to get a decent pair of waterproof gloves. Hit up a Marshall's or TJ Maxx near you to see if you can score any for ~$20-$25.
You'll want to get a pair of goggles. Hit up a Marshall's or TJ Maxx near you to see if you can score any for ~$25-$35
The clothing is a tough call if you've never been and don't know what the weather will do. Try to layer up in non-cotton clothing (fleece, polyester sweaters, etc). Being a new rider and not having a shell with gaiters or a powder skirt means that you'll probably get snow inside your outer layer before the day is up. Cotton will hold all that cold water and suck the heat out of ya.
|01-21-2010 01:07 PM|
It would behoove you to take some time to sift through this section of the forums. There are a great deal of excellent threads that explain everything from insulated jackets to waterproofing to layering. Then go through the boots section and do the same.
I'll tell you this much, you need snow specific outerwear or you'll be wet, cold, and sorry. You also need snowboard specific boots. You can strap in with regular old boots, but you're going to break your ankles real quick.
|01-21-2010 12:57 PM|
|sook||Dicks and sports authority have pants as cheap as $25. They're ugly, but they're better than jeans.|
|01-21-2010 12:41 PM|
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
|01-21-2010 12:38 PM|
Holy crap dude or dudette, slow down...
You will need outerwear, snow pants, jacket, gloves, goggle, hat/helmet. Your Spyder jacket should work fine for learning. Hopefully you got some ski/board pants you can use. Definitely have a pair of goggles.
You can rent snowboard boots with the board.
Driving conditions are going to based on the weather. Since you are talking New York, I would expect that you have driven in the snow and ice before. Same rules apply.
If you have the gear that I listed above, $300 should get you there and back without much of a problem. Just don't spend it all at the bar...
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