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12-11-2012 09:15 PM
jml22 The link i posted above
GNU carbon credit 162 wide
12-11-2012 09:14 PM
mattybee
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Originally Posted by jml22 View Post
I use flux now, i like them a lot, Flux tt30
I hear good thing about all the major binding brands, pretty much pick something you like i guess if you spend like 200 bucks on them you'll prob just get used to them and fall in love regardless of what you get.
Boots, shrug check out, focus boas, quick lace and traditional laces for systems.
Each company is a bit different with fit so that's the biggest thing.

I would get that carbon credit.
what is carbon credit? (sorry if you answered this already)
12-11-2012 09:02 PM
mrjimyjohn
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thanks for the suggestion! I've never even heard of this brand. Is there a significant difference in build quality between brands? (like how Apple's build quality is mostly better than their competitors)

I've only heard of ski brands making snowboards (K2, rossi etc) as well as burton and rome.
12-11-2012 08:59 PM
jml22 I use flux now, i like them a lot, Flux tt30
I hear good thing about all the major binding brands, pretty much pick something you like i guess if you spend like 200 bucks on them you'll prob just get used to them and fall in love regardless of what you get.
Boots, shrug check out, focus boas, quick lace and traditional laces for systems.
Each company is a bit different with fit so that's the biggest thing.

I would get that carbon credit.
12-11-2012 08:41 PM
mattybee cool thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely take a look at boots in depth. what makes good boots/bindings?
12-11-2012 07:31 PM
jml22 That sucks it happens though, there are some good videos on how to fall properly haha, tuck and roll!
Look at the tips section, there are some good videos/commentaries from people as well.

Uncomfy boots will ruin your day, bad bindings will ruin your day
Board is meh you wont notice a difference really from board to board
Just get a hybrid rocker or something then you'll be set for awhile. That carbon credit is a pretty good deal and will fit/last you awhile.

Take the time with boots, seriously. It takes me a few runs to get my boots dialed in but if they're too tight or too loose it's an absolute nightmare and i want to rip my feet off halfway.
12-11-2012 07:21 PM
mattybee
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Doesn't matter too much at this point
i'd spend 100 on a lesson, 50 on a helmet and 30 on wrist guards so you don't break your wrists again
http://www.sportchalet.com/product/w...urPicks&page=1

Would be a good start.
bindings uhhh try to find a deal on like flux tt30s or something.
Boots, just try everything on in the store, i'd spend the most on boots/bindings for sure.

No board is going to significantly help you from catching edges, that's more technique and getting your body perpendicular to the hill and using your front edge to initiate the turn.
funny thing is I WAS wearing wrist guards when I broke my wrist and I took lessons when I was younger. I fell so hard I thought I shattered my tail bone...didn't even feel my wrist until I went to take my gloves off and my left wrist was twice the size of my right My tail bone was just fine.

Interesting you say boots/bindings I should spend more on than board. What makes a good binding?

Any opinion on shape of board? directional vs. twin?
12-11-2012 07:14 PM
jml22 Doesn't matter too much at this point
i'd spend 100 on a lesson, 50 on a helmet and 30 on wrist guards so you don't break your wrists again
http://www.sportchalet.com/product/w...urPicks&page=1

Would be a good start.
bindings uhhh try to find a deal on like flux tt30s or something.
Boots, just try everything on in the store, i'd spend the most on boots/bindings for sure.

No board is going to significantly help you from catching edges, that's more technique and getting your body perpendicular to the hill and using your front edge to initiate the turn.
12-11-2012 06:19 PM
mattybee
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A TBT Bataleon board would help to not catch an edge and they have a few all mountain boards to choose from

Bataleon.com

thanks for the suggestion! I've never even heard of this brand. Is there a significant difference in build quality between brands? (like how Apple's build quality is mostly better than their competitors)

I've only heard of ski brands making snowboards (K2, rossi etc) as well as burton and rome.
12-11-2012 06:15 PM
BottleOfSause A TBT Bataleon board would help to not catch an edge and they have a few all mountain boards to choose from

Bataleon.com
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