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|05-24-2013 07:16 PM|
Thanks again fella's
Now at least I have an idea of what I need.
Hoping that as we are fairly early season , there should be some choice.
|05-24-2013 05:10 AM|
Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
|05-24-2013 05:00 AM|
Originally Posted by snowbadger View Post
|05-24-2013 04:50 AM|
Have you any ideas where you want to rent from whilst in Tignes. Could you get in touch with one and find out what they have in stock / likely to have bought in for the new season ?
Ive always found it can be pot luck when it comes to rental stuff regardless of what you want.
You generally can get the right size but after that it down to chance unless find a really decent rental shop ( which obviously means you will be paying more to get the better boards)
|05-23-2013 10:24 PM|
Originally Posted by AntipodeanSam View Post
Watch the recent vid on BA's site with JJ and Xavier. Those guys are using super basic technique on most of the slope. This is because it is almost vertical and also lifethreatening ("no fall"). Its the same shit, but they are sponsored by $$$$drink$$$ and themselves and all the badass shit.
|05-23-2013 10:06 PM|
Originally Posted by koi View Post
Other than that don't over think it, just work on getting a solid technique down.
As an aside I see a lot of people learning to ride on a reverse camber, it does mean you catch less edges and take less tumbles but I think you learn better technique starting out on a traditional camber, just my opinion though....
|05-23-2013 10:30 AM|
I would think a 157-160 would be perfect. Do you need a 160-no probably not, but since you are still a newb you may find a slightly larger board better for stability.
Also most rental shops allow you to swap boards when you are renting. I would start with an all-mountain camber, and maybe try to sneak in a few days with a rocker and/or a hybrid. This way if you do start to buy your own gear you have an idea which board you like the feel of the most. When I went to Zermatt for 2 weeks I tried a couple different board, just because I could.
Also the one item I would consider pulling the trigger on is boots. I'm not a big fan of boot rentals.
|05-23-2013 10:19 AM|
Just spoken by email to the store i said, and they have come back and recommended using this site...
Tignes Ski & Snowboard Hire
It has the advantage of being English speaking which is a major plus for you, as a lot of the stores in Tignes only have French Websites, although they will have English speaking staff in store, but that will mean hiring when you get there...
Have a look through it and see what you think...
Some real saving with the discounts as well, as Tignes is not cheap to hire, for 14 days, it may be worth buying... Haha
|05-23-2013 10:05 AM|
Cool, i had visions of a glacier trip with hard packed ice and or slush... Haha
And you should never say no to park riding, you might surprise yourself, although Tignes is not so park orientated they do have park set ups, but maybe not so much early in the season...
A friend owns a Store in the UK that rents, but obviously is of no help to you, but i will pick there brains about where is best to go there, they take a week every year at Tignes and have done for the last 10 years...
|05-23-2013 09:49 AM|
Cheers for answers
Heading to Tignes Dec 7 to 21. Hoping for some decent snow by then.
I thought I'd be looking at something over 160cm.
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