Need opinions and personal experience - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-12-2011, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Nsane1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western KY
Posts: 82
Default Need opinions and personal experience

I'm looking at buying my first full setup. After doing tons and tons of research, browsing every known snowboarding site this is what I've came up with.

Little background, I'm 6'3" 230lbs w/ sz 13 boots. Beginner to intermediate, mainly just bombing hills and hitting a few jumps, no rail action yet. Was originally going after a Camber board but I've heard such rave reviews on all the rocker boards being so fun that I decided to go ahead and try it out. The place I commonly board at is small and man-made groomers.

I'm trying to make a quiver killer setup for my first full rig. Then I plan on getting some specific setup equipment over the next seasons. So, I've decided on the...

- GNU Carbon Credit BTX wide 162cm $318.90
- Rome Arsenal XL bindings in black $104.90
- Salomon Faction sz 13's $132.90

So, tell me what you think.

Last edited by Nsane1; 03-12-2011 at 09:38 AM.
Nsane1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-12-2011, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
kswissreject's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 94
Default

I would think Arsenals are too stiff for you. Targas would be best, maybe 390 bosses for bindings.
kswissreject is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Nsane1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western KY
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kswissreject View Post
I would think Arsenals are too stiff for you. Targas would be best, maybe 390 bosses for bindings.
Not sure I know exactly what you mean, I want more of an All-mountain setup that's why I went with those bindings instead of a more freestyle oriented setup. The arsenals and the 390's have the same high backs from what I've read. I need something durable.

Last edited by Nsane1; 03-12-2011 at 05:32 PM.
Nsane1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
PanHandler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rathdrum, ID
Posts: 590
Default

get some union forces. The highback is made to give you a nice stiffness for edge control and the softer lateral flex for the park. They are THE all mountain binding.
PanHandler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 09:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Shocktroop531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: park city , Utah
Posts: 500
Default

if youre just gonna be bombing hills i'd go with something bigger than 162. I'm about the same size as you. the best big man board around today is the Lib Tech Skunk Ape. I ride a 165. but I'd be comfortable with even bigger
Shocktroop531 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2011, 09:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Nsane1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western KY
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shocktroop531 View Post
if youre just gonna be bombing hills i'd go with something bigger than 162. I'm about the same size as you. the best big man board around today is the Lib Tech Skunk Ape. I ride a 165. but I'd be comfortable with even bigger
Bombing hills might be an overstatement. The "hills" here locally are just that... Hills. 400ft drop over about an 1/8th mile. So, there's really not much to bomb. I'll mainly just be playing around the park.

BTW, I ordered all of it last night. Thanks for all the info. Had waited too long already and want to make it out to Colorado this season. I'm stoked.
Nsane1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums