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01-23-2012 11:32 PM
Brigius So far the rentals I have gotten have been really stiff. The last one I got was a lot looser and I liked it much more. It allowed me to achieve better balance while I kept the board on an edge.
01-23-2012 10:26 PM
Basti
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For bindings I have been eyeing the Technine Simon Chamberlain bindings. I don't know if they are something I am not ready to use.
They might be too soft for your purposes. Soft (jib) bindings allow you to tweak a lot and give you freedom of movement but as a beginner you want something more responsive. At least that's what I think. If you're already sold on a specific setup, just buy it and see how it works for you.
01-23-2012 10:06 PM
Brigius For bindings I have been eyeing the Technine Simon Chamberlain bindings. I don't know if they are something I am not ready to use.
01-23-2012 09:59 PM
Basti There are a lot of bindings that would work for you. I'd recommend to get the Flow Board with Burton cartels (good response) or customs (less pricy). If you end up buying Burton bindings make sure you don't buy the EST version because those will only fit specific Burton boards.

This combo will help you improve and save you some money.
01-23-2012 09:49 PM
Brigius I am looking to spend around 600$ on the complete set. I have already spent 70 on the boots.
01-23-2012 09:46 PM
Basti Yes, forget the graphics.

These are all wide boards: Men's Wide Snowboards | evo . And that's only one shop. You are looking for something with medium-flex. If you don't want to spend too much money, the Flow Merc is a good beginner's board at a good price.

I don't know your budget so I can't really say much about bindings. I personally like Burton Malavitas but they are a bit pricy. Would need more info on your side regarding budget to suggest bindings.
01-23-2012 09:39 PM
djsaad1 If you really like the look of the arbor boards and don't care to spend the money, some of them might not be the worst of choices for you. The full rocker ones should help you in turn initiation, and you would be able to progress a lot on them. The blacklist could be a good choice for you. The only other one that would seem to fit your boot is the roundhouse, but I wouldn't recommend that for your level.
01-23-2012 09:29 PM
Brigius So far I have gone to Big Bear and Snow Summit in California. They haven't gotten much snow this year so most of what is there is man-made and hard packed.
01-23-2012 09:22 PM
Kesserendrel I suggest you say "fuck the graphics" at this point. I think wides are really only a problem for certain jibbing/park boards and some high-end bombing/big mountain stuff. I have an 11.5 boot and have some problems finding a mid-wide in my size, but every board I have looked at for all-mountain purposes is available in a wide.

Where do you ride? What part of the country I mean. The snow type/quality will have something to do with what kind of bottom profile you should look at. I have been very happy with my K2 Raygun 160 wide for learning purposes, which would be a good size for you (I'm 5'9" 220lbs), though it would not be so good someplace that tends to have really hard snow.
01-23-2012 09:06 PM
Brigius I picked those because based on the sizes and graphics that I have seen those are the ones that I have really liked. Finding Wide boards is a pain it seems. I really like Arbor boards but I don't think I am quite up to those boards. As of right now I am just trying to get used to going down the basic slopes and not eat snow.
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