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Old 02-24-2009, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi.

I am going to Winter Park Colorado for Spring Break and I am buying all the equipment online (I know my size already).

I was wondering if I should get the shoes and bindings also, or just the shoes or neither. I am not going be buying a snowboard. I will be renting one instead. What do you guys think? (This is my first time snowboarding).
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Rent everything and see whether you like it first..
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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they arent going to let you just rent a board, so theres no reason getting bindings...
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Rent first, honestly. A beginner can't tell the difference between a top shelf board and a rental shit-stick. There are hundreds of very expensive 'Used once.' snowboard setups on Ebay every season, for a reason.

And I'm very jealous that you're going to Colorado.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Buy new boots, Rent everything else. I agree with M spunk on this one. Rental board should be soft soft soft. Burton LTR if thats still around have beginner boards that are soft and have the base edges beveled a few degrees.

Good luck oneplankjonger.

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boots that fit the best. forget about brand color trends bullshit or buying online.

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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they arent going to let you just rent a board, so theres no reason getting bindings...

sure they would if she had her own boots and binders. Demo
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Rent everything and see whether you like it first..
^ yea that
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I appreciate the advice
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