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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 08:37 PM
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Ultimate Beginner Setup

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This is my first post here on snowboardingforum.com and I wanted to preface my intentions. My girlfriend of 3 years is a self proclaimed great snowboarder. Up until now I have only been skiing, but I wanted to give snowboarding a try. I was hoping to cash in on the sales that should be taking place at the end of this season? The question I wanted to pose was the following:

What setup (board, boots, bindings) would be considered respectable for lets say $600-$800? I am 5'10" tall and weigh ~165lbs. I wear a size 10.5 shoe (if that matters). I was hoping to get some responses from those who know and I appreciate the time and energy invested in your responses. Please let me know if I need to provide any additional information for consideration.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 10:28 AM
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I heard good things about KIRKWOOD...
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 06:28 PM
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why would u get an $800 setup when your just starting?

get a package because you can usually get a good deal on them and try snowboarding out first before you go all out.
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 12:37 AM
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first of all rent, before u even think about getting into this sport
i have been doing it for years, but tell u what, i kick myself in the butt for some days not bringing my sticks out aka (ski's)

get a 158 minimum and go up to a 164, but first rent, and i would take a lesson

u know how i learned, i followed my professional friends down the mountain on a 3ft of fresh sierra powder, but that was over 15 years ago

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Thanks for the advice. I have been snowboarding twice before and yes, the next time I go out there it will be for a lesson. When I rent, what are the sorts of things I should be looking for? In other words, how will I know if what I am boarding on is 'nice'?
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get strap on bindings are key and the right size boot
do not tell them ur shoe size, make them fit ur foot

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I just started too and found a killer deal on ebay for board, boots, and binidings for 285 to my door.

Lamar Intrigue 157
Lamar MX-25 bindings
and LTD boots

for a total noob I feel it's a cheap investment to get started, and better/cheaper than rental boards.
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 09:01 PM
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I just started too and found a killer deal on ebay for board, boots, and binidings for 285 to my door.

Lamar Intrigue 157
Lamar MX-25 bindings
and LTD boots

for a total noob I feel it's a cheap investment to get started, and better/cheaper than rental boards.
seems like a good set-up to me
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 02:08 PM
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if you do get into it and want to buy a real setup i would say go to an online snowboard outlet like the-house.com im an intermediate rider and i got an M3 talon cap for 199 and a pair of cheap bindings for 79 bindings shouldn't be that big of an investment - all they do is hold your feet down but still make sure they have quality straps and that they fit well
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600 to 800 isn't a beginner setup. My Rome Anthem cost 250 (last season model) my Arsenal bindings cost me 120 and my Danny Kass IV boots cost 160. None of my stuff is TOP of the line, but it's all in good shape and no more than 1 season old. All together my setup was just over 500. A beginner setup shouldn't cost you more than 300 or 400 for everything.

If you're going for intermediate, you'll be spending more in your price range. Still, for 800 bucks you could get some nice gear.

As for what exactly to buy; just do some research and figure out what it is you're looking for. Number 1 rule of snowboard equipment buying, at least in my book, DO NOT let anyone else tell you what to buy. It's your call.
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