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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Help boarding guru's

Alright so I'm about to go on my first snow holiday in NZ. I am going for 18days and plan to snowboard, taking a few lessons at the beginning. Never having a go at the sport in my life I don't know sh!t about boards and trying to read is confusing! I plan to buy a used board before I go as it seems cheaper than renting, so here are a few I have seen

2012 Capita NAS 157 Basically New, http://www.gumtree.c...-new/1048695298

Solomon 156 Snowboard & Bindings, Solomon 156 Snowboard & Bindings | Snow Sports | Gumtree Australia Stirling Area - Scarborough | 1048591261

2013 Ride wildlife mens snowboard 155cm with bindings, 2013 Ride wildlife mens snowboard 155cm with bindings | Snow Sports | Gumtree Australia South Perth Area - South Perth | 1048645677

Burton snowboard and bindings, Burton snowboard and bindings | Snow Sports | Gumtree Australia Rockingham Area - Port Kennedy | 1046998601

Im 5'8", 75kg size 9 feet from my reading I need a board about 156-159.

Any really knowledgeable people on here? ?

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Hey guys so I would like opinions on the captia nas 2012 board. I seen it, its basically new and I can get it for $200. I have new k2 darko boots which are really comfy I just need some bindings now.

Can anyone comment on the 2012 capita nas for a noob. It apparently has positive/traditional camber. Flex rating 7.
Its 255 wide so should this be ok with my boot size? And will it be ok to learn on?
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capita nas is not for a beginer
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capita nas is not for a beginer
Clearly you are dumb and cannot read...!!!

Having just done a very quick search for this board (different size admittedly) it comes back with this...

On Sale Capita NAS Snowboard 161 up to 45% off

Suitable according to the specs, not ridden it, but would imagine it is pretty accurate...

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Clearly you are dumb and cannot read...!!!

Having just done a very quick search for this board (different size admittedly) it comes back with this...

On Sale Capita NAS Snowboard 161 up to 45% off

Suitable according to the specs, not ridden it, but would imagine it is pretty accurate...
Since when stiff camber board is good for beginners? And if you believe in everything is written, the The Good Ride | A Snowboard Gear Buying Guide could tell you some different story.
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Since when stiff camber board is good for beginners? And if you believe in everything is written, the The Good Ride | A Snowboard Gear Buying Guide could tell you some different story.
Nobody around here places a lot of faith in The Good Ride. At all. Ever. And learning on a camber deck is a steeper learning curve, but will make you a better overall rider than just learning how to slide down a hill linking rudder turns on a banana.

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Thanks for that link but iv read nearly every review about it. However being unexperienced I don't know what part of the information means It is ok for beginners :-S.

The board I can get is available for 200 aus dollars basically new. Im just unsure if the camber and flex are suitable for a learner. As the boards to hire in nz are between 30-50 a day I could save a lot by buying a 200dollar board.

So, the positive camber of the nas could last me a couple if trips if I learn on it this time around? As in, I won't out grow it as soon as I learn the basics?
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Nobody around here places a lot of faith in The Good Ride. At all. Ever. And learning on a camber deck is a steeper learning curve, but will make you a better overall rider than just learning how to slide down a hill linking rudder turns on a banana.
I started snowboarding on 153 soft cambered board and it wasnt easy at all, my weight was 85kg. Now you are trying to recommend stiff 157 cambered board for 75kg guy... maybe that deck has been put on a marked in almost new condition not without a reason, maybe some kind of newbie bought it, had horrible time on it and now sells it.
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Since when stiff camber board is good for beginners? And if you believe in everything is written, the The Good Ride | A Snowboard Gear Buying Guide could tell you some different story.
I learned to ride on a "stiff assed camber board!" A 163W Arbor Roundhouse. My first board bought after my second time snowboarding on rental shit. I believe learning on It made me a better rider alltogether!

What do you think beginners were learning to ride with 10-15 years ago before the arrival of all these different and hybrid board profiles?

(...and Deacon is correct! "The Good Ride" is not known for accurate, un-biased information!). So,.. I guess that's 2 for 2, 4 U?!!

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Hi chomps, your point about the old school riders learning on stuff cambered boards has been mentioned to me before. Makes me think the board will outlast a flexi rocker board...but as you can tell I dont know.
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