Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: New Rider - Tennessee - Board Help Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
11-02-2012 11:03 AM
snowvols
Quote:
Originally Posted by whiteboi360 View Post
so, i went into both the board room and alipne ski center yesterday. Those guys seem to know their stuff but they were spitting information so fast to me that i couldn't tell which way was up!

I do remember tho the guy at board room recommend i get something like a "flow verve"(this years model) sense i want to start on the mountain and progress into the park. They said it's better to get a board that you can progress into (which makes sense and i think thats why i got that burton twin 4 years ago)

i am a bit confused tho as there are 3 types of boards? (or maybe more?) all mountain, freestyle, and park, right?

The guy said the flow verve was a park board.. But when i goggled it online, the other stores say its a freestyle board

they also said to get something with a board profile like the second one down on this list http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...g-between.html


well, besides those questions my main one was if this board on sale santa cruz perfect 11 get money snowboard 154 up to 55% off is anything like the one he recommended me? I think it looks sick and is much cheaper.. Also if you know of any similar boards for around that price range too that would be great

again sorry for all the questions
buy local.......
11-02-2012 10:49 AM
WhiteBoi360 So, I went into both The Board Room and Alipne Ski Center yesterday. Those guys seem to know their stuff but they were spitting information so fast to me that I couldn't tell which way was up!

I do remember tho the guy at Board Room recommend I get something like a "Flow Verve"(this years model) sense I want to start on the mountain and progress into the park. They said it's better to get a board that you can progress into (which makes sense and I think thats why I got that burton twin 4 years ago)

I am a bit confused tho as there are 3 types of boards? (or maybe more?) All Mountain, Freestyle, and Park, right?

The guy said the Flow Verve was a park board.. but when I goggled it online, the other stores say its a freestyle board

They also said to get something with a board profile like the second one down on this list http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...g-between.html


Well, besides those questions my main one was if this board On Sale Santa Cruz Perfect 11 Get Money Snowboard 154 up to 55% off is anything like the one he recommended me? I think it looks sick and is much cheaper.. also if you know of any similar boards for around that price range too that would be great

again sorry for all the questions
10-31-2012 06:58 PM
backstop13 There's plenty of snow at ober and in west Carolina. Like I said, it's not nice as out west, but its better than nothing
10-31-2012 06:24 PM
snowvols
Quote:
Originally Posted by extra0 View Post
uh, you're not just east...you're as southeast as you can get. I don't think there are any resorts south of yours. I lived in mtns surrounding Chattanooga for 3 years and it only snowed one time that was deep enough to be any real fun.
Haha after I graduated we got 8" on Signal Mountain in Chattanooga. I hiked that bitch and rode it. I am pretty sure I am one of the very few people that can say they snowboarded down signal.
10-31-2012 06:11 PM
WhiteBoi360
Quote:
Originally Posted by extra0 View Post
uh, you're not just east...you're as southeast as you can get. I don't think there are any resorts south of yours. I lived in mtns surrounding Chattanooga for 3 years and it only snowed one time that was deep enough to be any real fun.
Yuck. Well I heard there's some places in like North Carolina? Virginia/West Virginia? Those aren't extremely far away..
10-31-2012 06:09 PM
extra0 uh, you're not just east...you're as southeast as you can get. I don't think there are any resorts south of yours. I lived in mtns surrounding Chattanooga for 3 years and it only snowed one time that was deep enough to be any real fun.
10-31-2012 05:55 PM
WhiteBoi360
Quote:
Originally Posted by extra0 View Post
there's probably nothing wrong with the bindings and board you already have (assuming you still have them and they're within your size range). I'm skeptical about the boots, because you really want those to be fitted in a shop.

I'm your exact same size and my board is a 155 cm twin (twins are just symetrical boards; front and back are exactly the same dimensions and there's no set-back in the binding inserts). 360 edges means the metal edges wraps entirely around the board (pretty sure only lib tech and gnu skimp on the edge material) and is considered better for the protection of the nose and tail.

I agree that, after experiencing oregon, you may be sorely disappointed in the amount of snow and terrain at your local mtn (ober). It'll might be o.k. for learning the basics and maybe some tricks.
Unfortunately, I sold the board/bindings a year or 2 ago for $200. And I did have boots but got rid of them too. Will just start fresh. Wasn't expecting to get back into it anytime soon but what the heck.

And yea I'm guessing the snow out east sucks lol but I don't mind learning the basics out here b4 I go roadtrip'n it again
10-31-2012 05:48 PM
backstop13
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowvols View Post
Went to school in Knoxville. I think The Board Room is a much friendlier and knowledgeable staff than Alpine. Ober is a classic and really isn't that far if you take Chapman highway the whole way.
I agree. I like Alpine a lot but The Boardroom is better hands down. They have an old ATARI system set up in the shop with a couch for customers to play on!!
10-31-2012 05:34 PM
snowvols Went to school in Knoxville. I think The Board Room is a much friendlier and knowledgeable staff than Alpine. Ober is a classic and really isn't that far if you take Chapman highway the whole way.
10-31-2012 05:23 PM
extra0 there's probably nothing wrong with the bindings and board you already have (assuming you still have them and they're within your size range). I'm skeptical about the boots, because you really want those to be fitted in a shop.

I'm your exact same size and my board is a 155 cm twin (twins are just symetrical boards; front and back are exactly the same dimensions and there's no set-back in the binding inserts). 360 edges means the metal edges wraps entirely around the board (pretty sure only lib tech and gnu skimp on the edge material) and is considered better for the protection of the nose and tail.

I agree that, after experiencing oregon, you may be sorely disappointed in the amount of snow and terrain at your local mtn (ober). It'll might be o.k. for learning the basics and maybe some tricks.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome