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Old 02-08-2014, 10:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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burton protest idk maybe camber will be to much for him. I am a small 16 year old so i ride the 145 and love it
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Imho...have him learn to ride a camber park board first...yes its abit steeper learning curve...but better skills.

If he becomes into it...he'll soon be buying/selling boards and all kinds of gear and you will have a basement full of stuff. Currently my daughter has 3 boards with 2 pr boots, 6 pr skis and 3 pr of skiboots, 3 helmets and countless pants, jackets, goggles, packs, at least 20 hoodies and even more hats...its insane.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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He's about. 80 lbs and 4 ft 5 inches I think
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes we already have a growing mound of gear and unfortunately no basement (too close to the ocean). At least his little bro has first pick and hand-me-downs.

He is also looking at Cartel bindings and they seem really expensive. Not sure if these are worth it but he is paying.

He has been running arond our house all weekend doing chores to earn extra money.

I walked in from walking the dog and he was scrubbing the kitchen floor. Nothing like a little motivation.
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I started buying my son smaller womens boards around that size/age. They are build better and with more purpose. Just have to find one with a neutral design that he likes. They can be found down to 135 size and made specifically for a park. Kids boards are made to learn on and not quite for the advancement beyond beginner/low intermediate, definately not built for park advancement.
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Thanks Argo - good tip, assuming I can find a design that he does not think is too girly.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:58 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I was not able to convice the boy that a woman's snowboard would be not only acceptable but better. Need help finding a neutral design.

Also, he as now earned a little over 200 dollars so the board is about paid for, but the bindings are also about 200 dollars. I am starting to run out of chores for him to do that justify such payment. Clock is ticking though, another trip to the mountain planned for March with 2 full days of instruction for him in the park. Usually he gets private instruction by default because there are no other kids at his level.

After that he will probably be done for the season until camp in the summer. One of his goals for this year is consistently landing the 360 on at least a 10ft jump.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The boy is now looking at a kids Rome label. Never heard of this board. Does anyone have any insight? He is also looking at Rome bindings
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ok I finally got the young one to narrow down his choices. He went with the Captiva Microspope and Union bindings. Not so much binding selection to fit these smaller boards. It will be delivered in 2 days and he can't wait to use it in the park at 7Springs soon.

Thanks to everyone for your advice and tips.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Capita microscope arrived - he loves it and has been "buttering" in my living room. Unfortunately bindings were too small for his boots. Didn't realize it is so hard to find bindings small enough for his board but big enough for this feet. Right now, old bindings on new board
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