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Does board quality matter for a beginner

Is there a difference learning on a cheap board (Sims) versus a mid quality board like a Ride? Does a better quality board allow u to progress better? Just wondering.

If I want a board that goes really SLOW down the mtn, what aspect of the board should I look at? (i.e. Wider, shorter, etc.)
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i don't know what difference it would make with progression but i got a decent (not Sims) board 'cause i planned to keep it for a while. my rationale was the $100-150 spent on a cheap board could be "invested" in getting a better board that i wouldn't sell later on.

a wide board would be a female puppy to turn. shorter boards turn easier, longer boards are more stable at speed. if you want to go slow... maybe a shorter board that allows you to turn quicker?
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Doesn't matter very much while you're getting your feet under you. But you're going to want something better eventually. Might as well do it right the first time.

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Why does everyone bust on Sims? I have a Sims board but its my first so i didnt want to drop 350 on a board. Its not awful ive never had any problems with it.
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Why does everyone bust on Sims? I have a Sims board but its my first so i didnt want to drop 350 on a board. Its not awful ive never had any problems with it.
if you're happy with it for the long haul, nothing's wrong with that.
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Is there a difference learning on a cheap board (Sims) versus a mid quality board like a Ride? Does a better quality board allow u to progress better? Just wondering.

there is a diffenence but a beginner won't know the difference

If I want a board that goes really SLOW down the mtn, what aspect of the board should I look at? (i.e. Wider, shorter, etc.)
chemically strip the wax from the base of the board..it will slow down

slite, come on up...its only a 2.5 hour trip...leave at 5:30 am...be there at 8am, have coffee and breakfast and leisurely get on the gear and ride from 9 to 3 or 4 and back home by 6-7pm...much better than going to the hellvue mall for the day.


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I just recently purchased a Burton Bullet as my first board, its a wide board, because I have size 10 feet and I wanted to be comfortable on it.
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I just recently purchased a Burton Bullet as my first board, its a wide board, because I have size 10 feet and I wanted to be comfortable on it.
How's your edge control with a wide? Can't imagine it would too great. Size 10 is too small for a wide board.


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How's your edge control with a wide? Can't imagine it would too great. Size 10 is too small for a wide board.
X2, that is going to be a bit harder to handle if it's a true wide board with your foot size. If you are talking mid wide than probably not a problem.
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How's your edge control with a wide? Can't imagine it would too great. Size 10 is too small for a wide board.
I haven't taken it out yet. I figure I will get used to it, just like I did when I rented. I was told size 11 will hang off, and size 10 is close, so if I wanted to upgrade to a wider board, that would be fine. I checked the weight, and I am right in the middle of the limit. I weigh 160.
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X2, that is going to be a bit harder to handle if it's a true wide board with your foot size. If you are talking mid wide than probably not a problem.
People keep telling me its a little bit harder to handle, but then I ask them: "Seriously? That much harder? Will I even notice it" and they always respond with "No, not after you get used to it.".

So, I guess I can ask you as well. Seriously, will I really notice a difference? I have size 10 boots, in a large Salamon binding (The one with the steel cable in it) and the board really doesn't look that much wider then most boards, so maybe its just a mid wide board... I don't know...I made a thread in this sub-forum, its called "Hi, im New, come welcome me..." Any info there is appreciated as well.
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