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Old 09-02-2008, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I finally grew outta my old board so I need a new one.
I have between 400 and 800 bucks to spend.
I am 17 years old, male, weigh 185, and am 6'2.(Just incase stats will go into picking out a board). Also I ride regular.
I am not a beginer but I am not a pro either.
So if you could link any good buys or poiunt me in the right direction it would be very, very helpfull.

Thanks a lot!

P.S. Is it better to buy a board, bindings, and boots in a "Combo set"?? Or all seperate?
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Even more important than stats is what kind of riding you are into. Do you like jumps, rails, pipe, all of them or do you just like cruising down the hill?

Do not go for a combo set unless you are allowed to choose the pieces. You don't want bad product forced upon you because the board, boots, and bindings are all the same colorway. You want each piece to tailor specifically to your needs as a rider.

Also, are you going for a whole new setup? If so than the first thing you need to do is go to your local shop, tell the rep how you ride and start TRYING ON boots.

Boots are the most important piece of equipment you buy as they initiate anything you want to do on a snowboard. It's risky business just ordering a boot online. Each boot fits differently, flexes differently and laces differently and you need to be able to feel that difference before you make a decision.

Let me know your riding style and we can talk boards and bindings.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, well I don't want to say I just ride one thing.. half pipe, jumps, railes, ect...
I want to be able to do everything. I love jumps, I love just cruising down the slope.. But this winter, I also want to start working on railes. So I don't want to narrow it down to only riding one specific thing.

And so you do reccomend going to a store to get all my stuff? Rather then order online?
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you can buy it online, but with boots make sure you go into store and try lots on before buying off the net.

trying lots of boots on to find the perfect pair is the key thing, and this should be where you spend most your money cause itll make the biggest difference to your riding.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you can buy it online, but with boots make sure you go into store and try lots on before buying off the net.

trying lots of boots on to find the perfect pair is the key thing, and this should be where you spend most your money cause itll make the biggest difference to your riding.
Ok, but once I go to stores I find the perfect pair of boots.. ordering online is fine? (I heard its cheaper also, and mroe options)
One question I had aobut board shopping is do I normally pick out a board AND separate bindings? OR do the board and bindings normally come together?

PS. Can you guys throw out soem good board ideas please!!

THanks!
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but it would help to also know your aproximate boot size

you can order online once you know what boots fit, but you have to get that exact model and size, not just something similar, just cause on boot fits, doesnt mean all the boots from the manufacturer will.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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gnu riders choice is a good go everywhere do everything board. and they're pretty good quality.
rome make good quality boards apparently.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok so you reccommend GNU Rider's choice board?
Gnu Snowboards 0708
It looks good to me, I am trying to find a price on it... hmmm.
So could you also point out a good pair of bindings? And point me in the right direction as far as boots?

Thanks a lot
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I was also looking for an all-mountain set up with some free-style twisted in as well. I was thinking about the Ride DH and Rome Agent and just got the Agent with the Rome 390's. I have heard nothing but great things about this board and bindings.
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I was also looking for an all-mountain set up with some free-style twisted in as well. I was thinking about the Ride DH and Rome Agent and just got the Agent with the Rome 390's. I have heard nothing but great things about this board and bindings.
Ahh ic, Ill be sure to look them up.
How much did the board and bindings each cost? And where did you buy both from?
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