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12-18-2012 12:05 PM
ajax
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozmo View Post
Quicky search on the board finder:


Salomon Sight 166W 12/13 300 euro
Riding Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Men's / Uni Snowboard
Right length for your height, gender and riding style: Board Length 166 cm
fits your weight (86.14 kg)
riding level: Beginner, Advanced

However i agree its hard to find a board if ur a larger heavier guy

Checked Ebay.de for u and found this:
Burton Freestyle Snowboard 164cm with Flow Binders, 4 yrs old, 180 euro, not bad for board and binders i guess. Its just a suggestion tho, i like shopping for great online deals.
hey cozmo,

thanks alot that you invest so much time helping me.
im very pleased ...

but i really dont want to buy a used one.. imagine sth wouldnt be ok -
i have absolutly no problems with used things but i wouldnt feel comfortable..

its hard to describe.. especially the describiton mentioned that the board isnt 100% ok.

about the salomon

Salomon Sight 166W 12/13 300 euro
Riding Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Men's / Uni Snowboard
Right length for your height, gender and riding style: Board Length 166 cm
fits your weight (86.14 kg)
riding level: Beginner, Advanced

Looks really nice but

sth confused me alot:

240 lbs are ~108kg , not 86,14 =)

i dont know if theres a limit of tolerance but 20kg seems
a lot.


::::EDIT::::


Cozmo i did the research yesterday and there was no result for me..
today again and this salomon board popped up !!!

i will wait some more days, mb some1 else got a nice idea too...(the style of the board is ~,~" acceptable..) i know it shouldnt
matter but mb there are other good boards who fit my :how my dreamboard should look-like a bit more)^^
12-18-2012 08:00 AM
cozmo Quicky search on the board finder:


Salomon Sight 166W 12/13 300 euro
Riding Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Men's / Uni Snowboard
Right length for your height, gender and riding style: Board Length 166 cm
fits your weight (86.14 kg)
riding level: Beginner, Advanced

However i agree its hard to find a board if ur a larger heavier guy

Checked Ebay.de for u and found this:
Burton Freestyle Snowboard 164cm with Flow Binders, 4 yrs old, 180 euro, not bad for board and binders i guess. Its just a suggestion tho, i like shopping for great online deals.
12-18-2012 07:48 AM
Lamps I think that you should go to a shop and try on many pairs of boots until you find the best fit and buy those.

Then you should look for a used board in wide size, not very expensive that is the right length based on maker's website, ideally one that has bindings that fit your new boots, or get some used bindings. When you find a used board ask here for advice if they are a good choice.

Then after one season you will have learned some and you can get your friends in the US to buy you a new board this spring at good discount and send it to you. Sell the first board or keep it for start and end of season so you don't damage your new board running over rocks and stuff.

Boots are the most important, there's no perfect board to start, you just need something pretty good, and you'll almost surely switch it after a year anyways as you learn and develop your riding style.
12-18-2012 07:36 AM
ajax
Quote:
Originally Posted by triumph.man View Post
Gnu Carbon Credit for a board comes to mind.
Boots - whatever fits you best
Bindings - n/a
this looks fine ! thanks alot
good reviews on yt

Quote:
Originally Posted by cozmo View Post
Use the Blue tomato Boardfinder and see what fits u best, then try ur local Ebay or equivalent and find a barely used 2nd hand one.
I found my 08 Burton King 167 (used 3 weeks in total) for 50 euro.
I'd suggest getting a pair of new boots tho, since they have to form to ur feet.
I got my gear in the pre-season sale and 2nd hand for a total discount of 62%
uhm i tried it out... x-/

"Es konnten keine Produkte gefunden werden, die Deinen Wünschen vollständig entsprechen. Hier einige Alternativvorschläge:"#

only entered beginner 6^6 240lbs and none good for me.! but thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Because you are in Germany and this is predominantly a forum of Yanks, before we can give you advice that will do you any good, it would be helpful if you could provide us with the brands that you have available to choose from. I am a Neversummer guy and have the perfect board in mind, but it does you no good if you cannot get one in Germany.
.. about the brand i doesnt care tbh..
friends of mine living in america and they could buy and send it to me.

about the perfect board.. im carefully listening
12-18-2012 06:18 AM
cozmo Hardly see NS's in the Alps, however they are considered the Rolls Royce of boards here afaik.
Nitro is pretty big here, loads of those around, and Lib Tech.
12-18-2012 06:08 AM
snowklinger or getting canadaraped according to blunted.
12-18-2012 05:59 AM
oldmate
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozmo View Post
The NS's are available here (I'm from NL, one country over) cept they are pretty expensive, 510 US$ turns into 650 euro here (=857 US$)
Still cheaper than Oz
12-18-2012 05:49 AM
cozmo The NS's are available here (I'm from NL, one country over) cept they are pretty expensive, 510 US$ turns into 650 euro here (=857 US$)
12-18-2012 05:27 AM
cozmo Use the Blue tomato Boardfinder and see what fits u best, then try ur local Ebay or equivalent and find a barely used 2nd hand one.
I found my 08 Burton King 167 (used 3 weeks in total) for 50 euro.
I'd suggest getting a pair of new boots tho, since they have to form to ur feet.
I got my gear in the pre-season sale and 2nd hand for a total discount of 62%
12-17-2012 03:08 PM
ajax
Quote:
Originally Posted by corneilli View Post
Are you sure you want someone with that mindset to teach you snowboarding? Someone who says that one brand is the best and the other brands are crap doesn't really seem like someone who knows alot about snowboarding?
i totally agree with you , thats the reason i dont ask him to help me out
with choosing the right equipment but hes really awesome boarder and the
tapes he made were freaking awesome.
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