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Old 01-05-2014, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So after a few times renting out a board and some skis, I found out I prefer snowboarding.
This will be my first real board, and i think I will be using it on some jumps, groomers, and maybe a little powder. I'm 5'8" and weigh 140 as of now, and I'm trying to gain a bit more weight, and according to some charts the size should be 148-152. I am not aware of what the rental size was, so could someone help me out with the board size? I also have a size 10.5-11 shoe, and I've read that you don't want to have your heel or toes off the edge.
I have been looking at the burton ripcord, and could not really find any boards under $280. Is it possible to get the board, bindings, and boots under $300? $350?
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Cpapp, welcome to riding. Not sure if you've seen this calculator, but I found this Snowboard Sizing Guide, Size Calculator from a link on this forum.

I'm sure more experienced riders can chime in, but the calculator gives a decent size-estimate and takes things like ability, boot size, weight, and riding style into account.

Regarding the price I would think that (unless you went used) you would be hard pressed to find boots, bindings, and a board for under 350…. but I could be wrong.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! Now I've got a few boards to choose from
Marrow clutch
On Sale Morrow Clutch Snowboard 152 up to 45% off
and the forum board are the ones that stick out to me.
On Sale Forum Manual Snowboard up to 40% off
The calculator says my size should be 152, so this boards are close to it.
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Neither. Buy boots first.
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WiredSport has several boards under $200 Mens Snowboards and is a member here.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I can't get any boots yet, not too many places sell a variety of them so I can't really try many on. I go to perfect north (only place around Indiana that is not flat) so next time I go I'll try some of theirs on. Will it matter if I get the board first, then the boots and bindings? I've read some reviews and the morrow seems to be the best bet. Also looking at these 2 boards, Camp Seven Valdez CRC 2014 Snowboard
http://www.the-house.com/9857rdmanw1...id=avant(would this be too difficult to turn and stuff for an beginner-intermediate rider?)

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I totally agree with ksup3erb's comment. Your boots and the comfort of your feet come first.

You can buy the board first if you want, but make sure you buy your boots either before or at the same time as your bindings. You absolutely don't have to use the same brand for both, but it will make the boot and binding fit/compatibility a no-brainer in most cases.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok, I'll get the boots and bindings at the same time. For the board I think I'm going to go with the morrow clutch, unless anyone has a batter board recommendation for around $200-230.
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I would get the forum manual. Its a great park board.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok, it should be able to accommodate a size 11 boot right? Since the width is regular.
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