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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Which setup is best

You guys probably see 5 of these threads a week. But i dont care

LOL, kidding. I need your help

Im a beginner, 5'9 and im a lefty. What board and binding setup would be good for a beginner. Im looking to spend maybe 300$ used, or 400$

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Pigeon stance seems to be in this season.

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Can't tell if being serious or troll....

If you are serious, there is no 1 best set-up. The best set-up for you may not be the best set-up for someone else, may not be the best set-up for you tomorrow, may not be the best set-up money can buy.

The best set-up will NOT ONLY depend on your experience level, but also on what type of riding you plan to do (freestyle? all-mountain? street? alpine? boarder-x? freecarve?), what type of conditions your ride (pow? groomed? midwest? glaciers?), how big your feet are, what your weight is, etc..... A lot of factors go in-to this.

I would suggest a little light reading to understand this a little more. If you want I can link to some more information if you want to learn about Choosing the Right setup.
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I found that an easy stance setup for learning was zero on the back foot and +15 on the front. Maybe -3 on the back and +12 on the front would also be good.

I started with both feet pointing forward a bit and really wish I didn't. It caused me to open up my shoulders and do all sorts of wrong things in my turns.

Buy the best boots you can afford and try on as many as you can to get the right fit. Don't buy boots online unless you've already tried them on. If your shoe size is more than size 9 make sure that you do the proper research to see if you need a wide or mid wide board.

Your height is pretty much irrelevant when choosing a board, weight and foot size are the key measures. Go to an online board sizing calculator, punch in your stats and you ability - e.g. beginner and it will tell you the length.

Then go to craigslist or eBay or other source of used stuff and find a board in that length that is suitable for beginner to intermediate - people here will tell you if you post the board. Boots matter most for beginners, and then if you get things in the ballpark for the board that is all that matters.

Then take a lesson and you'll be set. Priorities are 1) Boots, 2) Lesson, 3) Helmet, 4) board/binding, 4) anything else.
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im probably getting a board thats 153cm since im 200lbs. thats what i heard. i heard height has nothing to do with it

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this link told me 159-161 but i think if i get 153, it will be ok

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You heard 153 would be ok? Or you were told?

You seem to be set on 153cm, why?
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i second the pigeon stance... the only thing you need to make sure is if your board can accept a pigeon stance... ask specifically for that... then theyll know.



.... and clickers . fuck i cant believe i almost forgot to tell you to get clickers. whewww

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im probably getting a board thats 153cm since im 200lbs. thats what i heard. i heard height has nothing to do with it
Fuck up fatty.
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