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Old 03-25-2013, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, ive been snowboarding since well January of this year (2013) ive loved watching it and just wanted to get on a board and go, so i purchased a snowboard and went up my local hills which for me are the Lickey Hills and its main hill The Beacon Hill, the gear i currently have are as followed:

Goggles
Balaclava
Snowboarding Trousers
Snowboarding Jacket
Snowboarding Gloves

Sadly i dont have any boots just yet, i have been using work boots and im sure thats not the safest of ideas but i am beginners and have yet to learn that

i was wondering though if i am missing out any crucial gear? ive seen wrist protectors advertised for sale, etc, im just curious as what i should purchase next, thanks
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Definitely boots. Totally different experience when using proper boots. It is also the most important bit of equipment you're going to buy. You'll probably need to try on quite a few pairs unless you're really lucky and find the perfect ones right off. Seriously though, this is where price really shouldn't matter. If the right ones are 100$ great, if they are 300$ then you save elsewhere. You'll likely want a helmet too.
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Have to agree with what was already suggested. Boots are your most important piece of gear because if your feet hurt you're going to have a bad time.
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Thank you, i notice i have wet socks quite a lot, so boots will be first on the agenda
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Thank you, i notice i have wet socks quite a lot, so boots will be first on the agenda
Get a pair of low end acrylic/nylon socks (Burton/Vans or whatever). $15-20.

They help out big time in that department.

But yeah, boots are everything. Just got a new pair this year and damn, you forget how good they are new.

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A helmet isnt a bad idea when learning.

AND WTF work boots?!? I can safel;y say that is the first time I have ever heard of that...boots and helmet...in that order
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A helmet isnt a bad idea when learning.

AND WTF work boots?!? I can safel;y say that is the first time I have ever heard of that...boots and helmet...in that order
Saw a kid a few weeks ago riding a rental board with hikers, jeans, and a carhart....no gloves, no hat, no goggles, nothing. It wasnt to cold out but still he spent most of the time on his butt and had to be freezing. Some nice guy did stop and gave him a pair of gloves and stuck with him for a few runs that i saw to help him out.
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They let you rent a board but not boots? wow.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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They let you rent a board but not boots? wow.
Oh no no no, you can rent boots too, pretty sure you can rent outerwear too lol....maybe he was pinching pennies and didnt want to pay for boots? I dont know, i didnt have the pleasure of talking to him.
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